Agartala, Nov 17: Five children, who were trafficked to neighbouring Bangladesh by their close relative, have been handed over to the BSF by Bangladesh Border Guards after 23 days, the police said on Tuesday, Nov 17.
One Rehena Begum, close relative of the children on the pretext of showing them Muharram procession ('Tazia') took the children outside on October 24 last and did not return with them.
The children, aged between 8 and 11 years, were all residents of Purba-Gokulpur village in Gomati district. Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Gomati district Ratan Das said, on receipt of FIR from their parents, the police started investigation and found that the children were trafficked to Bangladesh.
Accordingly, the police informed the matter to BSF to take it up with BGB. Bangladesh police recovered the children in Companyganj area of Mahalia district of the neighbouring country on October 24 and produced them in a local court there on the following day.
Police said, judicial magistrate of Noakhali in Bangladesh yesterday had ordered the police to handover the children to their parents through BGB.
BGB handed them over to BSF last night through Belonia check post in South Tripura district after 23 days.