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Five Bangladeshi teens return after serving jail in India

UNB, Benapole

Five Bangladeshi teenagers, including a girl, returned home on Saturday night after serving jail in India.

They are - Abu Raihan, 16, of Satkhira, Apon, 14, of Jashore, Selim, 15, of Chapainawabganj, Rabbi, 14, of Narail, and Shahaana Khatun, 15 of Jhenaidah.

Indian Border Security Force officials handed them over to Border guard Bangladesh (BGB) at the Benapole International Check Post, said Subeder Bakibillah.

The teenagers were lured to India with promises of good jobs. But they were arrested in Kolkata for travelling without valid documents and were later sentenced to a year in jail by the court, he said.

“When they finished their jail terms, the ‘Barasat Kishalay’, a shelter home took them in.

Later, the children returned home at the intervention of the home ministries of the two countries,” said Bakibillah.

The children have been handed over to Benapole Port Police Station.

Four arrested with 41 gold bars

Our correspondent, Jashore

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested four alleged smugglers along with 41 gold bars at Amrakhali yesterday.

The arrestees are Anisur Rahman, 24, Riaz Molla, 25, Sabuj Mridha, 21 and Tanfir Zaman, 18, hailing from Faridpur, Madaripur and Khulna distircts

Lt Col Selim Reza, commanding officer BGB-49 battalion said, tipped off, a BGB team stopped a Beanpole-bound bus at noon and recovered the gold bars worth Tk 2.11 crore after searching it. They arrested four smugglers from the bus. The arrestees were handed over to Benapole Port Police Station after interrogation, he added.

A case was filed in this connection.

BGB, BSF agree on stopping all sorts of border crimes

BSS, Rajshahi

A battalion commander level flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India on Saturday reached a consensus on peaceful coexistence along border through stopping all sorts of crimes.

The border forces of the two countries discussed and devised ways and means on how to stop drugs trafficking, border killings and illegal cross border intrusions.

The two-hour meeting was held in Atroshia BSF camp area opposite to Bakchar BGB Border Outpost in Chapainawabgonj district.

A 13-member BGB team headed by 53 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Col Sazzad Sarwar and the 15-member Indian BSF team headed by 35 BSF Battalion Commandant Rajesh Kumar attended the meeting. Other officials concerned of both sides were also present at the meeting.

During the meeting, both sides agreed to solve the existing border problems between the two countries. They also stressed the need for checking smuggling, women-children trafficking and illegal trespassing from both the countries.

Lt Col Sazzad Sarwar told journalists that the meeting was held in a congenial atmosphere. The meeting put emphasis on stopping killing of Bangladeshi nationals on the frontiers, stoppage of physical torture on Bangladeshis by BSF, checking of smuggling and drug trafficking and illegal trespassing.

“Both forces agreed to work jointly to resolve all border-related issues,” Lt Col Sazzad added.

Decomposed body recovered

Our correspondent, Noakhali

The decomposed body of a farmer was recovered from a field in the municipality area in Chhagalnaiya upazila yesterday.

The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam, 39.

Quoting family members police said, relatives of Jahangir filed a general diary on June 13 as Jahangir went missing.

Police recovered the body in the morning as locals informed counselor Mozaharul Islam Musa after seeing it at the nearby cropland, said Chhagalnaiya Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mezbah Uddin Ahmed.

 

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