BSF nabs Bangladeshi man trying to enter India illegally


A 41-year-old Bangladeshi man, hiding inside an empty goods train, was apprehended by BSF personnel from along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal on Monday


The BSF suspect it is a case of human trafficking. 

As per the report, the man was intercepted from an empty rail wagon that came to the Indian side at Petrapole in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal at about 1:30 pm.

Petropole is the Indian side of checkpoint between India and Bangladesh. 

On being questioned, the man revealed that his name was Mohammad Abu Tahir and was a resident of Burburia, Komila in Bangladesh. 

The 41-year-old further disclosed that he came to India with the help of a middleman to work in North 24 Parganas in West Bengal.

 “Human trafficking is done at large scale here as brokers try to extract the sizeable amount of money from innocents. The human smugglers have started this new method of hiding inside cargo trains for illegal intrusion in the country,” the BSF said.

“We have asked the railways to properly seal coaches when the goods trains are emptied, so as to prevent illegal intrusion,” it added.

Since June 20, BSF troops in this border area have apprehended at least six Bangladesh residents who were being trafficked to either side of the border.

Among them, two were children who were being trafficked to India, while three others hiding in bags inside a cargo train.

With inputs from Agency

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