Update November 12, 2017

Dhaka 9-29 am, 13-May, 2021

24 Bangladeshis detained by BGB at Benapole border

Mirajul Moin Joy

12 November 2017, Nirapad News: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained 24 Bangladeshi nationals, who were trafficked to India eight years ago, while they were entering the country through Sadipur border in Benapole early Sunday, reports UNB.

The detainees, including 15 women and nine men, hail from different areas of Faridpur, Narail and Khulna districts.

Commanding officer of BGB 49 Battalion Lt Col Ariful Haque said being tipped off that a good number of women and men were crossing the border illegally, a BGB team conducted a drive and detained them.

Later, they were handed over to Benapole Port police station.

Abdul Mannan, one of the detainees, said they went to India eight years ago and had been working in Mumbai city. As crackdown is underway there, they returned their homeland.

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