May 2004 News

26 Bangladeshi Nationals Arrested In J&K

19 May 2004
The Times of India

Jammu: Twenty six Bangladeshi nationals trying to cross over to Pakistan were arrested by security forces in different areas along the International Border in RS Pura and Samba sectors of Jammu division on Wednesday, official sources said. Four of them were arrested near Border Outpost (BOP) of Sangral and an equal number of them were taken into custody by security forces at Kharkhola BOP in the R S Pura sector. Eighteen more were arrested near BOP Mangral in Samba sector around 0500 hours on Wednesday, they said, adding that these included six women and four children. Preliminary questioning revealed that they were brought by agents from West Bengal with an assurance to provide them jobs as labourers, the sources said, adding, however, they were left in the border areas by their agents and they were trying to crossover to Pakistan via the IB. This is the second exfiltration bid of Bangladeshis since Tuesday. Border security forces troops had arrested six of them yesterday near BOP Amk in Akhnoor sector.


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