BSF nabs six infiltrators, Meghalaya cops let them go

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Shillong, Dec 31 (UNI) The Border Security Force (BSF) today expressed surprise after the Meghalaya police released six persons, including two women, for illegally entering India from Bangladesh without valid documents.

The BSF yesterday nabbed all six from the Indo-Bangla border at Dawki and handed them over to the Dawki police station. The BSF seized two mobile sets, Rs 7000 in cash and 45 meters of mosquito net cloth from their possession.

''The six persons admitted they had illegally crossed over to Maulvi Bazaar in Bangladesh on December 17 last,'' BSF DIG, VS Sikarwar (Assam-Meghalaya) frontier said.

Maulvi Bazaar, under Sylhet district of Bangladesh is known as a hub of northeast-based militant groups. Most of the militants have their camps in an around Maulvi Bazaar.

Mr Sikarwar said the arrested persons claimed themselves to be from a Manipuri musical troupe and had performed in Maulvi Bazaar.

However, the DIG expressed surprise after all six were released by the Dawki police station within hours after they were handed over by the frontier guards.

When contacted, Meghalaya Police DIG (Eastern Range) D K Rapthap said he was not aware of the incident but would look into it.

UNI

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