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BSF returned back 41 Bangladeshi

Staff Correspondent - January 21st, 2013

Indian Border security Forces (BSF) pushed 41 Bangla speaking people reportedly Bangladeshi national through Buripota and Bajitpur border point in Meherpur district early on Wednesday.
BGB (Bangladesh Border Guards) and Police arrested nine of the people, while the rest returned back to their houses at different districts in the country, police quoting the arrested people as said.
Lieutenant Colonel Kazi Arman, Commander of BGB 32 battalion told that BGB and police arrested nine people including five women when they were roaming in Meherpur town on Wednesday morning.
Habibur Rahman, Officer-In-Charge (OC) of Mujibnagar police station told that they arrested the nine persons from Anandabash village in Mujibnagar upazila in the district when they were trying to ride a passenger bus.
Police and BGB sources said, several months ago, the Indian police arrested around 200 people from different areas of Paschimbangla State in different times allegedly were Bangladeshi national and had no legal documents. The Indian civil court sent them to jail after they were produced before the court.
Several days ago they were handed over to BSF.
“They were part of the 200 pushed through this these border points,” OC Habibur Rahman said after gathered information interrogating the arrestees adding that “the others may be pushed through other border points.”
One of the nine arrestees, Jahidul Islam, 33 of Salikha in Magura told that he went to India through Bhomra border point in Satkhira seven months ago searching for work there. He had only one month VISA. He was caught by Indian police after expiry of his VISA date and was sent to Damdam jail in Paschimbangla.
“On Monday, I was handed over to BSF. I also found around 20 people with me when BSF took me to Bangladesh border,” Jahidul told journalists.
BGB officials told that BSF pushed them opening gate of the barbed wire fence through Buripota and Bajitpur border point.
Rozina Khatun, 32, wife of Akidul Islam of Haridashbati village in Terokhda upazila in Khulna district told that she with her husband Akidul and two children Sefayat, 10 and Moina, 5 went to India four months ago. They had no legal documents when they crossed the border.
They arrested by Indian police within seven days of their entrance and were sent to Damdam jail.
They were also handed over to BSF on Monday.
“BSF pushed me with my two children through Bajitput border, but I don’t know where my husband is,” Rozina told.
OC Habibur of Mujibnagar police station told that police will send their homes after verifying whether they are really Bangladeshi nationals or not.
The BGB offical told that they have deployed additional forces to prevent any push-in-attempt.