19 Bangladeshi nationals held in Meghalaya

All are residents of Sunamganj district, Bangladesh.

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The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended 19 Bangladeshi nationals, including three women and three children along the international border in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

Acting on specific intelligence, BSF launched an operation at the suspected unfenced route near the Indo-Bangladesh border and observed suspicious movements of some people near the IB.

The party nabbed 19 Bangladesh nationals, including two touts while illegally crossing through an unfenced area under BOP Rynkhua, BSF said. 

According to the BSF, the apprehended persons have been identified as Mijan Miya, (46) and Md Rubel (20 yrs) – both are BD Touts, Dinesh Islam (30), Md Saji Rahman (22), Sarjah (22), Sahid Miya (25), Jahinara (23), Jorina Begum (30), Kabir Hussain (39), Nazima (26), Zamil Hussain (30), Aminul (32), Md. Inush Adil (22), Safiq (20), Md.Ishubali (20) and Md. Amununin Islam. Three are children.

All are residents of Sunamganj district, Bangladesh.

During preliminary questioning, the apprehended BD nationals revealed before BSF that one of the apprehended BD Touts facilitated them in the crossing of IB from BD to India with the intention to take them to Kashmir (India) for labour work.

The apprehended Bangladeshi nationals are being handed over to concerned police stations for further legal actions.

Sh Inderjit Singh Rana, Inspector General, BSF, Meghalaya Frontier said that troops of Meghalaya Frontier have been maintaining extra vigil at vulnerable areas of Meghalaya Border where chances of infiltration exist. He also appreciated the troops who carried out the special drive to foil the attempt of infiltration by Bangladeshi nationals.

First Published:Sept. 28, 2021, 11:35 p.m.

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