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Assam: 10 Bangladeshi Nationals Sent Back To Bangladesh From Karimganj Border

Among these, one of them is a resident of Munshiganj, five are from Sylhet and four are residents of Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh.

Assam: 10 Bangladeshi Nationals Sent Back To Bangladesh From Karimganj Border

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Silchar: At least ten Bangladeshi nationals who were apprehended for allegedly illegally entering the country were sent back to Bangladesh from the Karimganj border on Thursday.

As per a report by Hindustan Times (HT), there were seven men, one woman, and two children who were handed over to representatives of Bangladesh's paramilitary force named Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).

"After a joint agreement between the offices concerned in India and Bangladesh, these people were sent. They were taken from different detention centres before the deportation took place," HT quoted an Assam police officer as saying.

As per the police, of 10 Bangladeshi nationals, four of them were arrested by railway police in Golaghat district, while the rest were apprehended by Border Security Force (BSF) in Karimganj district.

Among these, one of them is a resident of Munshiganj, five are from Sylhet and four are residents of Cox's Bazaar in Bangladesh.

As per the HT report, Shahid Ahmed, one of the 10 people deported on Thursday, earlier asserted that they entered India a few years back.

"We wanted better employment opportunities and we knew that moving to India would be better. Some people helped us in that, we entered from Agartala and moved to other areas," HT quoted Ahmed as saying.

During the deportation, Siddheshwar Sonowal and Samarendra Chakraborty of Assam Police along with BSF officers, Santosh and Suksmal Bose from the Indian side were present.

These ten Bangladeshi nationals were handed over to BGB commandant Subedar Babul Khan and immigration officer Masood Hossain.

Notably, the highest cases of cross-border infiltration to India have been reported along the India- Bangladesh border in the last three years.

"128 infiltrations reported along Pakistan border, 1787 along Bangladesh border, 25 along Nepal border, 133 along Myanmar border while nil at China and Bhutan border," said Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Nisith Pramanik in a written reply in Lok Sabha in December last year.

Pramanik was responding to a question asked by Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan in the Lok Sabha who had sought information on whether the number of cases of infiltration has come to light in bordering areas during the last three years or not.

With Inputs From HT...

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