The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) tried to push a group of 12 people, who have been staying in an abandoned house at Zero Line near the 2039/12-S Pillar for two days, to Bangladesh along the border of Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria.
However, the attempt was foiled by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
The commander of the Brahmanbaria 60-BGB (Sultanpur) Battalion, Lt. Col. SM Mehedi Hasan, said the 12 people are not the citizens of Bangladesh. “Since they came from India, it can be assumed that they are the citizens of India. The BSF has been asked to take them away from the border area.
Besides, he said BGB has been asked to remain alert.
The 12 Indian citizens are still staying in an abandoned house on the Indian border as the BSF is still trying to push them to Bangladesh.
According to BGB sources, the BSF tried to push 12 women, men and children to Bangladesh through the 2039/12-S Pillar along the Hawker border in Brahmanbaria’s Kasba Upazila around 5:30 pm on Saturday.
At that time, the members of the BGB patrol team prevented the 12 people from entering Bangladesh.
A flag meeting was held between BGB and BSF on the same evening. BGB Kasbar Company Commander Subedar Karim Uddin Pradhan, led the flag meeting on behalf of Bangladesh and Kamalesagar BSF camp inspector Pravesh Kumar led the BSF on behalf of India.
BSF members claimed that the 12 people were Bangladeshi nationals, but BGB rejected the BSF's claim, saying they were Indian nationals as they were staying in India.
The BGB also asked the BSF not to push them in any way.