WEST JAINTIA HILLS: Thwarting an infiltration bid, the Border Security Force has apprehended five Bangladesh nationals along the international border in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills, officials said Tuesday. Acting on a specific tip-off, troops of the Four Battalion BSF Meghalaya on Monday apprehended five Bangladeshi nationals on the Dawki-Amlarem road who illegally crossed the international border and entered India in the West Jaintia Hills, they said.
According to BSF officials, the apprehended foreign nationals were residents of Sylhet and Habibganj in Bangladesh. “On questioning, they revealed that they infiltrated with the intention to settle down in India permanently. The driver of the vehicle was also detained for facilitating their illicit movement, the BSF said, adding that five Indians were also held. All 10 apprehended people, along with seized items, were handed over to the Dawki police station for further action.
So far, BSF has apprehended 26 Bangladeshi nationals since January who illegally entered India with the intention of illegal migration. (ANI)