JK: 12 Bangladeshis held near IB

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Jammu, Nov 6: Twelve Bangladeshis were arrested at the International Border (IB) while trying to exfiltrate into Pakistan for better livelihood, a BSF spokesperson on Thursday, Nov 6 said. ''The BSF troops apprehended the Bangladeshis, including three women and a two-year-old child, from the IB while moving towards fences at Nikowal border outpost yesterday,'' he added.

On being questioned, the accused revealed that they had entered India two weeks ago with a tout Chand Miyan from Benapole (Bangladesh) and reached Kolkata, where they stayed for two days.

Thereafter, they reached Dhanbad (Bihar) from Howrah on October 29 and boarded Sialdah Express the same day and reached Jammu Tawi railway station on october 31.

The tout had left Bangladeshis after briefing about their next journey to Pakistan.

On November 3, they reached Nikowal border outpost and managed to reach near the fences, where the BSF arrested them, the spokesperson said.

The accused have identified themselves as residents of village Khalesh in Khulana district of Bangladesh, he said, adding rupee 10 (Indian currency), two Bangladesh takkas and a mobile phone (without sim card) were recovered from their possession.

UNI

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