By TC News Desk
Agartala, September 14: The BSF arrested three Indian nationals and three Bangladeshi minors for crossing the international border illegally on Tuesday evening. The Indian nationals had gone to Bangladesh 10 days back to attend the funeral of their relative and returned with his two children, who were orphaned. They were caught by the BSF at Paharmura area of Khowai border.
According to the police of Khowai police station, the Indian nationals were identified as Anjana Namasudra, 30, Sarathi Nama: Biswas, 26, and Priyan, 11, who are the daughters and grandson of Hemchandra Namashudra, a resident of Khowai’s Azgar Tila area. They had crossed into Bangladesh through Bagabil area of Khowai international border on an illegal route without passports about 10 days back. They had gone to attend the Shraddha ceremony of their Jethu, who had died recently. Their paternal uncle’s two children, Bristhi Namasudra, 13, and Jontu, 11, were also left alone after their mother’s death. The Indian nationals decided to bring them to India and crossed the border again through the same route on Tuesday evening.
The BSF got the information about their movement and arrested them from Paharmura area. They were detained in BSF Camp No. 151 at Khowai’s Hormura and a case was registered against them under section 3 IPC Act 12(1) (a). When they were produced in court, the court sent Bristhi Namasudra and Jontu Namasudra from Bangladesh to Agartala Nursing Gard Jubilee. Anjana Namasudra and Sarathi Namasudra were sent to jail and Priya Namashudra was released by the court.
The incident has raised questions about the security and vigilance of the BSF along the barbed wire fence on the border. The people of Khoai have expressed their doubts and suspicions about the role of the BSF in allowing the illegal border crossing. They have accused the BSF of either taking bribes from the Indian nationals or being negligent in their duty. They have demanded a thorough investigation into the matter and strict action against the culprits.