BDR arrests 13 Bangladeshis
Star National Desk
BDR handed over seven Indian nationals to BSF yesterday and arrested on Friday 13 Bangladeshis while returning from the neighbouring country without valid documents.
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) yesterday handed over seven Indian nationals to Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on completion of prison terms, reports our Chapainawabganj correspondent.
The Indians were arrested by the law enforcers for intrusion. They are Govinda Mondal, 22, son of Pabitra Mondal of Mohongonj village under Raninagar police station, Khalilur Rahman, 47, son of Sefatullah Mondol, of Charmajardia under same PS, Sudhir Mondol, 37, son of Bholanath Mondol of the same village and PS, Kalpana Mondol, 40, son of Kuber Mondol of Mohongonj village of same PS, Abdus Salam alias Babu, 36, son of Abul Kalam of Budhurpara of the same PS, Shahidul, 21, son of Chamatkar of Tiktikipara and Mohammad Zasim, 22, son of Khazim of the same village under Zolongi PS of Murshidabad in West Bengal.
Didarul Alam, Jailer of Chapainawabganj District Jail said, prison terms of seven Indian citizens have been completed recently in Rajshahi Central Jail.
Later, Rajshahi Central Jail authorities sent them to Chapainawabganj District Jail on June 20. On completion of formalities, the BDR men handed them in presence of jail authority and police to BSF through Sonamasjid border yesterday noon.
Earlier, the law enforcers arrested them from different bordering villages in Rajshahi.
In Benapole, Jessore, a BDR patrol team arrested 13 Bangladeshis as they returned to country from India illegally early Friday, reports UNB.
BDR sources said, they were pushed back through Ghiba border late at night.
Following a top-off, the border guards raided that area and arrested them for returning to the country without valid documents. They were later handed over to Benapole port police.
The arrestees were identified as Selim Mollah, 42, Abu Hossain, 65, Sukkur Ali, 48, Abul Kalam Azad, 30, Amir Sheikh, 25, Monir Hossain, 27 and his son Momin, 6, Mosharraf Hossain, 22, Mohammad Ali, 60, Muntaz, 65, Miraj, 30, Zafor Mia, 25, and Alal Mridha, 30. They hailed from different districts of the country.
The arrestees said, they were working in different parts of India illegally since long but in the face of stringent police action against the intruders recently they returned to the country with the help of some Indian manpower brokers and BSF men.