(District – Nadia/North 24 Parganas)
On the night of 20/21 May, 2022, 08 Battalion and 68 Battalion under South Bengal Frontier apprehended 7 Bangladeshi nationals while showing alert duty in their area. Identity of detained Bangladeshi nationals – 1, Maryam Sheikh (50), District – Zenaidah (Bangladesh), 2. Mohd Akhtar Rahman (21), Distt. – Jenehdah (Bangladesh) 3. Kajol Akhtar (30), Distt. – Munshiganj (Bangladesh), 4. Bannu Begum (27) and her sister, 5. Nupur Begum (22), Distt. – Narsindhi (Bangladesh), 6. Rozina Khatoon (27), and 7. China Khatoon (22) District- Jessore (Bangladesh).
Brokers cheat by taking 5-10 thousand rupees for facilirating in crossing over the IB
During interrogation, everyone revealed that they are financially very weak. They were coming to India in search of employment. Everyone had given 5–10 thousand BD Taka to the broker for crossing the IB. They were apprehended by BSF troops on duty while crossing the International Boundary.
After thorough investigating, all Bangladeshi citizens, were handed over to the Border Guard Bangladesh on the basis of humanitarian and goodwill.
A statement issued by the PRO South Bengal Frontier stated that the Border Security Force is taking strict measures to prevent infiltration along the Indo-Bangladesh border. In view of the seriousness of the crime of the apprehended people and to maintain mutual cooperation and goodwill of the Border Guarding Forces of both the countries, they are handed over to the Border Guard Bangladesh.