BSF detains Bangladesh national at Moulvibazar border


The Border Security Force (BSF) of India has detained a Bangladeshi youth from the Sharifpur bordering area in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila, for intruding into the Indian territory.

The victim is Md Faizur Rahman, a resident of Sharifpur union.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) battalion-46 commanding officer Lt Col Mizanur Rahman confirmed the information to Prothom Alo, saying that the incident took place on Thursday evening when Faizur went to the border to see off an Indian citizen.

According to the BGB and locals, the Indian citizen, a relative of Faizur, trespassed into Bangladesh earlier on the day. After having Iftar, Faizur went to the bordering area to see off his relative and help him cross the barbed-wire fence of the border.

At one stage, the BSF members detained them.

“The BSF lifted the Bangladeshi youth for trespassing into India. Initiative will be taken to hold a discussion with the BSF officials regarding the issue on Friday,” said Lt Col Mizanur.