SHILLONG: The Border Security Force (BSF) handed over a Bangladeshi boy who had entered into India with a woman.
According to BSF authorities, the Bangladeshi woman, who was apprehended along with the minor boy, revealed that she had brought him with her as labour for carrying items meant for smuggling into India. "Exhibiting a goodwill gesture, the BSF Meghalaya handed over one Bangladeshi minor boy to Border Guard Bangladesh, after he was apprehended in India with one Bangladeshi woman on September 24," Inder Singh Rana, Inspector General, Meghalaya Frontier said.
The BSF troops of Border Out Post Nongkhen, reacted to specific intelligence input and apprehended the Bangladeshi woman, Begum (35) and the 13-year old minor boy. Both are from Sylhet district of Bangladesh.
The woman along with the minor boy had been apprehended while illegally crossing the Indo-Bangladesh international border through the unfenced area for petty smuggling from Bangladesh to India.
"The minor boy was handed over to BGB during a flag meeting in presence of police representatives as a goodwill gesture and the apprehended Bangladeshi woman was handed over to police station Baghmara for further legal action," Rana informed.