BSF hand over Bangladeshi minor to Border Guard Bangladesh as goodwill gesture
The minor boy, identified as Tangir of Naljuri village in Sylhet, Bangladesh, was apprehended with a Bangladeshi woman on Friday while illegally crossing the Indo-Bangladesh border.
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday handed over a 13-year-old Bangladeshi boy to the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) as a goodwill gesture during a flag meeting.
The minor boy, identified as Tangir of Naljuri village in Sylhet, Bangladesh, was apprehended with a Bangladeshi woman on Friday while illegally crossing the Indo-Bangladesh border through the unfenced area for petty smuggling in India.
The woman identified as Begum (35) of Shantinagar village was handed over to police station Baghmara for further legal action. Both are from Sylhet district of Bangladesh. Begum revealed that she brought the minor boy with her as labour for carrying items meant for smuggling into India.
Sh Inderjit Singh Rana, Inspector General, BSF, Meghalaya Frontier in his statement said that BSF always adopts a humanitarian approach in such cases where victims are minors. Both the border guarding forces have developed an understanding on such subjects and these issues are amicably resolved to strengthen the existing relationship and to enhance mutual trust between both the neighbouring countries.
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