The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday nabbed 10 Bangladeshis including five children and four women when they were trying to cross into the Indian territory without any valid documents.
The Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended by the BSF troops of 192 Battalion under the Guwahati Frontier near Sabri border outpost (BOP) in Coochbehar district of West Bengal across the Indo-Bangla border.
The 10 Bangladeshi nationals have been identified as Ashiya Bibi (23), wife of Sahin Alam along with her two children Ibrahim (3.5) and Ramjan Ali (1), resident of Ajawatari (Gangerhat) village, Shukhi Bibi (40), wife of Dulal Shekh along with her one child Musha Ali (7), a resident of Newashi village under Nageshwari police station,
Nunhar Bibi (35), wife of Umed Ali along with her one child Nur lslam (7), a resident of Collage Mor (Gangerhat) village under Phulbari police station, Mushamad Sahanaj Parbin (21), wife of Md Abul Kalam (25) along with her one child Shah Jalal (5), resident of Kamal Pur (Pulerpar Bazar) village under Phulbari PS.
The other Bangladeshi national has been identified as Abulkalam (25), son of Abdul Rahim, resident of Kamal Pur (Pulerpar Bazar) village under Phulbari police station.
All are residents of Kurigram district in Bangladesh.
BSF sources said all the 10 Bangladeshi nationals are migrant labourers and have been apprehended from the depth area by the border guarding troops of 192 Bn in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar Sector Headquarter of BSF under Guwahati Frontier.
According to BSF sources, five of the apprehended Bangladeshi nationals were handed over to the 15th Bn. of the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) after proper verification as a goodwill gesture.
The Bangladeshi nationals, who were handed over, have been identified as Nurnahar Bibi (35), Nur Islam (7), Md Abul Kalam (25), Mushamad Sahanaj Prabin (21) and Shah Jalal (5), BSF sources said.
The remaining five Bangladeshi nationals will be handed over to local police of Coochbehar district in West Bengal for further legal action, the BSF added.