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Border killing on rise again

Bangladesh border management seen as ‘soft’ and ‘weak’  

Shahidul Islam Chowdhury and Iqbal Mahmud | Published: 23:31, Jul 10,2020 | Updated: 01:47, Jul 11,2020

The Indian Border Security Force has increased killing of Bangladeshi citizens over the last six months as the force was going with impunity and lack of accountability, rights groups on both sides of the borders observed.

The BSF enjoys impunity and enormous power without accountability and appropriate checks, Kirity Roy, secretary of Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha, said in an email to New Age on Friday.

The BSF is running a campaign of systematic killing and torture turning the border into one of the world’s most dangerous places, he said with reference to studies conducted by rights groups.

Kirity Roy contradicted the BSF claims that the border killings occur when the force launches operations against irregular movement of people and smuggling along the border.

‘But if we consider the victims, we might notice that the aggressive approach [of BSF members] has a lot to do with caste, religion and other sociological status of the victims. Especially, the impact is more severe when a right-wing government is there [in India],’ he said.

In the last six months till July, at least 25 Bangladeshis were killed by the BSF, showed a report of rights organisation Odhikar.

Two more people were reportedly killed at Chapainawabganj and Thakurgaon borders in the first week of July.

Since 2011 border killings had started coming down but the incidents began to rise again in 2019 when 41 people were killed by the force, almost four times the fatalities in 2018 when 11 such killings took place, according to Odhikar data.

At least 1,185 Bangladeshis were killed along the border by the BSF since 2000, the data shows.

On Saturday morning, a Bangladeshi national was shot dead by the BSF at Telkupi border in Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj upazila.

The victim, Jahangir Alam, 50, was picked up by BSF members when he went to cut grass on a piece of land near the border and was taken to their camp at around 9:00am.

The personnel tortured him there, later shot him dead and dumped his body inside Bangladeshi territory.

Another Bangladeshi national Abdul Jalil was shot to death by the BSF in the bordering area of Haluaghat in Mymensingh on June 24. Family sources said that Jalil was a mentally challenged person.

The following day, another youth named Mizanur Rahman was gunned down by the Indian force at Shamsernagar border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district as he was fetching cows from India.

Rights groups say that the BSF uses lethal weapons to show to the outer world that they are containing crimes, as well as to hide the activities of international smuggler groups who operate in connivance with sections of government officials posted in bordering areas.

The BSF groups that are deployed along the Bangladesh-India border generally possess such socio-lingual and cultural characteristics which are totally different from those of the citizens living on the both sides of the border, the groups added.

Security experts said that India considered Bangladesh border management as ‘soft’ and ‘weak’ and that’s why they had been showing an aggressive attitude here, compared to the borders with other countries.

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies president Muniruzzaman told New Age that India was not taking the issue seriously and the Bangladeshi authorities were not also protesting strongly.

‘India finds Bangladeshi border security management ‘soft’ and ‘weak’, that’s why they act aggressively,’ he observed.

‘It is no longer an issue between the border security forces, rather it must be resolved at the political level with dialogue, commitment and good will,’ added Muniruzzaman, who is a retired major general of Bangladesh Army.

India shares border with some other countries, but it does not have such aggressive attitudes to the people of those countries. Lethal weapons are not used in many cases against people of China, Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan, with the exception of Pakistan, he said. 

Border Security Guard additional director general for operations and training Jalal Ghani Khan told New Age that they were raising the border killing issue at BSF flag meetings and bilateral conferences.

‘When incidents happen, we approach to the BSF in flag meetings, but they simply deny their responsibilities in the incidents,’ he said.

According to BGB data, about 23 lakh cattle heads entered Bangladesh ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in 2013, while only 92,000 were brought in at the same time last year.

The BSF repeatedly assured Bangladesh that border killings would drop if the cattle smuggling was stopped.

Jalal Ghani said that they were undertaking projects to increase the earnings and improve the livelihood of bordering people so that they did not have to go to India for fetching cattle or for any other purpose.

The efforts might contribute to bringing down border killings, he added.

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan and foreign minister AK Abdul Momen expressed their concerns and raised the issue in meetings with Indian authorities several times, but nothing changed along the border, he said further.

Nine years ago, Felani, a 15-year-old Bangladeshi girl, was shot dead by the BSF at the border when she was returning to Bangladesh with her father as her wedding was arranged in the country.

A picture of her body hanging upside-down from the barbed-wire fence along the border was published by the international media, triggering public outcry and raising questions about border security in the area.

Human rights activist Nur Khan said that there were dialogues and commitments at the level of the BGB and the BSF, ministers and the prime ministers, but the situation remained unsolved and rather it worsened.

Bangladesh should now go to the international level, such as the United Nations, for addressing the issue as the matter cannot be resolved at the bilateral level, he added.

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Border killing on rise again

Bangladesh border management seen as ‘soft’ and ‘weak’  

Shahidul Islam Chowdhury and Iqbal Mahmud | Published: 23:31, Jul 10,2020 | Updated: 01:47, Jul 11,2020

The Indian Border Security Force has increased killing of Bangladeshi citizens over the last six months as the force was going with impunity and lack of accountability, rights groups on both sides of the borders observed.

The BSF enjoys impunity and enormous power without accountability and appropriate checks, Kirity Roy, secretary of Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha, said in an email to New Age on Friday.

The BSF is running a campaign of systematic killing and torture turning the border into one of the world’s most dangerous places, he said with reference to studies conducted by rights groups.

Kirity Roy contradicted the BSF claims that the border killings occur when the force launches operations against irregular movement of people and smuggling along the border.

‘But if we consider the victims, we might notice that the aggressive approach [of BSF members] has a lot to do with caste, religion and other sociological status of the victims. Especially, the impact is more severe when a right-wing government is there [in India],’ he said.

In the last six months till July, at least 25 Bangladeshis were killed by the BSF, showed a report of rights organisation Odhikar.

Two more people were reportedly killed at Chapainawabganj and Thakurgaon borders in the first week of July.

Since 2011 border killings had started coming down but the incidents began to rise again in 2019 when 41 people were killed by the force, almost four times the fatalities in 2018 when 11 such killings took place, according to Odhikar data.

At least 1,185 Bangladeshis were killed along the border by the BSF since 2000, the data shows.

On Saturday morning, a Bangladeshi national was shot dead by the BSF at Telkupi border in Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj upazila.

The victim, Jahangir Alam, 50, was picked up by BSF members when he went to cut grass on a piece of land near the border and was taken to their camp at around 9:00am.

The personnel tortured him there, later shot him dead and dumped his body inside Bangladeshi territory.

Another Bangladeshi national Abdul Jalil was shot to death by the BSF in the bordering area of Haluaghat in Mymensingh on June 24. Family sources said that Jalil was a mentally challenged person.

The following day, another youth named Mizanur Rahman was gunned down by the Indian force at Shamsernagar border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district as he was fetching cows from India.

Rights groups say that the BSF uses lethal weapons to show to the outer world that they are containing crimes, as well as to hide the activities of international smuggler groups who operate in connivance with sections of government officials posted in bordering areas.

The BSF groups that are deployed along the Bangladesh-India border generally possess such socio-lingual and cultural characteristics which are totally different from those of the citizens living on the both sides of the border, the groups added.

Security experts said that India considered Bangladesh border management as ‘soft’ and ‘weak’ and that’s why they had been showing an aggressive attitude here, compared to the borders with other countries.

Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies president Muniruzzaman told New Age that India was not taking the issue seriously and the Bangladeshi authorities were not also protesting strongly.

‘India finds Bangladeshi border security management ‘soft’ and ‘weak’, that’s why they act aggressively,’ he observed.

‘It is no longer an issue between the border security forces, rather it must be resolved at the political level with dialogue, commitment and good will,’ added Muniruzzaman, who is a retired major general of Bangladesh Army.

India shares border with some other countries, but it does not have such aggressive attitudes to the people of those countries. Lethal weapons are not used in many cases against people of China, Myanmar, Nepal and Bhutan, with the exception of Pakistan, he said. 

Border Security Guard additional director general for operations and training Jalal Ghani Khan told New Age that they were raising the border killing issue at BSF flag meetings and bilateral conferences.

‘When incidents happen, we approach to the BSF in flag meetings, but they simply deny their responsibilities in the incidents,’ he said.

According to BGB data, about 23 lakh cattle heads entered Bangladesh ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in 2013, while only 92,000 were brought in at the same time last year.

The BSF repeatedly assured Bangladesh that border killings would drop if the cattle smuggling was stopped.

Jalal Ghani said that they were undertaking projects to increase the earnings and improve the livelihood of bordering people so that they did not have to go to India for fetching cattle or for any other purpose.

The efforts might contribute to bringing down border killings, he added.

Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan and foreign minister AK Abdul Momen expressed their concerns and raised the issue in meetings with Indian authorities several times, but nothing changed along the border, he said further.

Nine years ago, Felani, a 15-year-old Bangladeshi girl, was shot dead by the BSF at the border when she was returning to Bangladesh with her father as her wedding was arranged in the country.

A picture of her body hanging upside-down from the barbed-wire fence along the border was published by the international media, triggering public outcry and raising questions about border security in the area.

Human rights activist Nur Khan said that there were dialogues and commitments at the level of the BGB and the BSF, ministers and the prime ministers, but the situation remained unsolved and rather it worsened.

Bangladesh should now go to the international level, such as the United Nations, for addressing the issue as the matter cannot be resolved at the bilateral level, he added.

https://www.newagebd.net/article/110826/border-killing-on-rise-again

Friendship can only be equal when forces within the country can show some strength.

See, majority indians look at our friendliness as ''Soft'' and ''Weak''. Which is a fact! And Pakistan's and China's aggressive attitude as ''Strong'' despite all the whinging they have to throw around.

Collective indians are oblivious to their own psyche. The country is stuck in British raj mentality. And they complain why neighbors hold so much contempt against them.

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I guess after a long long time our govt. have shown some resilience by not allowing Indian imports through land ports as long as they didn't allow our exports to India through the same route. Finally India had to bow down. 

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3 hours ago, Patriot_68 said:

I guess after a long long time our govt. have shown some resilience by not allowing Indian imports through land ports as long as they didn't allow our exports to India through the same route. Finally India had to bow down. 

It was not a Government decision. The Bangladesh Govt. could not react as the Indian decision was not from their central Government. The hindrance to Bangladeshi exports was from the West Bengal State Govt.

Our 550 trucks with export items were stuck or blocked at the Benapole border for more than a month. The traders and exporters at Benapole were compelled to block Indian imports unless our exports were allowed. The customs and port authorities facilitated the process and India had to bow down in 48 hours.

 

 

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BGB protests against India's BSF claim on cattle smuggling

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:07, Jul 19,2020 | Updated: 18:23, Jul 19,2020

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This January 9, 2020 file photo shows Border Guard Bangladesh director general Shafeenul Islam visits the troops participating in the winter military exercise with Bangladesh Army in Madhukhali upazila in Faridpur.

The Border Guard Bangladesh on Sunday denied the accusation of smuggling cattle from India as stated in a news published in the Indian newspaper The Indian Express on July 13, 2020.

In a press statement signed by its DIG SS Guleria on July 6, the South Bengal frontier of the Border Security Force claimed that BGB was accepting the accusation.

The news published in The Indian Express titled ‘BSF: Border Guard Bangladesh supports cattle smuggling’ stated that, ‘In what may be the first such official articulation on cattle smuggling, the Border Security Force has said the Border Guard Bangladesh supports the ‘inhuman, merciless and seditious’ activity.’

The statement, in Hindi, claimed to have given details on how the animals are smuggled across the border. ‘The inhuman, merciless and seditious actions of cattle smugglers are very disgusting,’ Indian Express quoted the statement as saying.

The Border Guard Bangladesh protested against the accusation.

BGB claimed that the news and statement published in the newspaper were ‘completely baseless.’

‘In reality, the gathering of cattle by Indian smugglers in bordering Indian territories and the inaction or lack of action by BSF raises many questions,’ said a BGB statement signed by its public relations officer Shariful Islam.  

‘Indian cattle smugglers were very enthusiastic about smuggling cattle to Bangladesh in the hope of making more profit. It makes local (Bangladeshi) farmers suffering damages.

‘In this context, the BGB had taken a very strict stand against the smuggling of cattle. Surveillance had been ensured through increased patrolling.

‘It was speculated that the news might have been published in the Indian media mainly to cover up BSF’s failure to curb cattle smuggling,’ BGB said.

Earlier this month, BGB also protested against a report published in Kolkata-based Anandabazar Patrika.

 

https://www.newagebd.net/article/111555/bgb-protests-against-indias-bsf-claim-on-cattle-smuggling

 

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BSF must use non-lethal weapons at border, Bangladesh tells India

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday said Indian Border Security Force should be cautious and use non-lethal weapons while guarding the border with Bangladesh, according to a report of The Hindu.

The minister told media in Dhaka that Bangladesh has identified the areas where people have died in firing from the border guards and Dhaka is planning to station more forces at those hot spots to prevent casualties, said the report published today.

"The BSF needs to be more careful while enforcing law in the border areas. They can arrest and bring our citizens to us if they are found violating law but killing our nationals is not welcome," Momen said, urging Indian authorities to act according to bilateral understanding.

The comment came in response to the reported lynching of three citizens of Bangladesh in Indian state Assam's Karimganj on Sunday.

Police in Karimganj have alleged that the three had come to steal cattle.

"There is no need for us to bring cattle from elsewhere. We have enough cattle of our own," the report quoted Momen as saying.

The BSF has taken a tough stance on containing cattle smuggling which spikes annually ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, he said.

Though the incident in Karimganj is being investigated, officials in Dhaka urged the border guards of India and the common people to treat Bangladesh nationals according to agreed principles, the report said.

"We have identified the border areas where our people have been killed in the recent past. We have conducted an internal discussion about how to prevent such incidents. This is a very small part of the border and we are considering deploying more forces in such areas to avoid the frequent tragedies," Momen said.

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12:00 AM, July 22, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:16 AM, July 22, 2020

Indo-Bangla Border: Dhaka to deploy more troops to stop killing, smuggling

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Dhaka has planned to deploy additional troops in Indo-Bangla bordering areas to decrease border killings and alleged cattle smuggling.

Making the statement yesterday, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told The Daily Star that it was regrettable that killings in the border significantly increased recently.

"We [Bangladesh and India] are friends. There should be no killing on our border. Once a life is gone, it cannot be brought back," he said.

Mentioning that Indian Border Security Force (BSF) blames cattle smuggling for the killings, he said smuggling was not supposed to happen as Bangladesh already had enough cattle now.

"Still Dhaka is identifying the areas that are said to be hotspots for cattle smuggling and planning to deploy additional forces," he said.

He also mentioned that the two counterparts had an understanding of not using lethal weapons in the bordering areas to ensure zero death there.

"BSF should be careful and should use non-lethal weapons while guarding their borders," he said.

The foreign minister of Bangladesh spoke about the issue three days after three Bangladeshi nationals were lynched to death by a mob in Assam's Karimganj district.

Karimganj police said the incident took place at Bogrijan Tea Estate under Patharkandi Police Station and near the border with Bangladesh.

According to the Ain O Salish Kendra, at least 43 Bangladeshis were killed by the BSF in 2019. The number was 15 in 2018, 24 in 2017, and 31 in 2016.

Ain O Salish Kendra also condemned and protested the killings, saying such killings were gross violations of human rights.

In a statement yesterday, the rights body demanded that Indian authorities take actions against those involved in such a heinous crime.

"Such extra-judicial killings on the basis of suspicion are not acceptable in any way," it said.

ASK expects Bangladesh to give a strong message to India to stop repetition of such killing.

 

https://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/news/indo-bangla-border-dhaka-deploy-more-troops-stop-killing-smuggling-1934189

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BSF man shoots dead two colleagues near Bangladesh border

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:14, Aug 05,2020

A Border Security Force jawan opened fire on two colleagues at Raigunj area of North Dinajpur district near Bangladesh border on Tuesday and killed two of them. The man had surrendered according to Raigunj police, reports the Times of India.

The incident happened at about 8:00am Indian time, when the jawan suddenly started firing and killed Mahinder Singh Bhatti and Anuj Kumar. Later he surrendered to police. The reason for firing was still unclear. The incident happened near Maldakhand area.

Movement of border villagers was restricted soon after the incident. The two killed were declared brought dead at a local hospital while police were verifying the reason for killing the two. The psychological condition of the jawan was also being looked into.

SP Sumit Kumar told ToI that the jawan who opened firing was being questioned. He had certain grievances and whether it was out of grudge was yet to be established.

Kumar said that Bhatti was an inspector while Anuj Kumar a constable. The bodies had been sent for post-mortem examination and their families were informed.

 

https://www.newagebd.net/article/112715/bsf-man-shoots-dead-two-colleagues-near-bangladesh-border

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01:02 PM, October 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:18 PM, October 18, 2020

Trespassing into Bangladesh: 3 Indians detained by BGB in Kurigram

Star Online Report

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday detained three Indian nationals in the border area of Rowmari upazila in Kurigram, on charge of trespassing into Bangladesh territory.

They were detained from Kawniarchar Bandar sub-pillar 4 of International Boundary Pillar No. 1055 at Dantbhanga border in the upazila yesterday afternoon, our Lalmonirhat correspondent reports.

Detainees Selim Mia (21), Jahangir Alam (20) and Mahalam Sheikh (20) are residents of Hat Shingimari in Mankachar district of Assam.

BGB's Jamalpur 35 Battalion Commanding Officer Lt Col SM Azad confirmed the matter and said the three Indian nationals entered Bangladesh illegally for the purpose of trading cattle.

On suspicion, the BGB patrol team detained them and a case was filed by the BGB in this regard, he added.

The detainees were handed over to Rowmari Police Station, he said.

Rowmari Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abu Md Dilwar Hasan Inam said BGB had filed a case against three Indian nationals under the Border Violations Act.

 

https://www.thedailystar.net/trespassing-bangladesh-3-indians-detained-bgb-in-kurigram-1980089

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25 December, 2020 10:21:55 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 26 December, 2020 11:00:39 AM

NLFT hostages return home with Bangladesh supports: Officials

BSS, Dhaka

Three Indian nationals returned safely at their home in Tripura nearly two weeks after separatist National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) operatives reportedly abducted them
with officials and media reports saying Bangladesh's security forces actions largely contributed to the rescue campaign.

Bangladeshi security officials familiar with the development said their stringent vigil debarred the NLFT operatives to use Bangladesh territories as abductors makeshift hideout to keep the hostages, who eventually returned safely in Tripura state two days ago.

"We constantly keep a watch so no foreign insurgent or terrorist groups could use our (Bangladesh) territory," a security official said today, preferring anonymity.

Media reports in India's Tripura acknowledged as well Bangladesh supports in their rescue as part of Dhaka's determination not to let any foreign terrorist or insurgent group use the country's soil.

"The three abducted (Indian) construction workers . . . have reached the Dipipara BSF outpost," the Jagorron Tripura online portal reported.

According to the reports, the abductors were forced to set the hostages free finding no scope to hide them in frontier areas due to the stringent security vigil by Bangladeshi border guards and security agencies.

NILF is a separatist outfit that seeks Tripura's independence from India and despite a peace agreement with Indian authorities a faction of the group remained operational.

 

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Wanted man held while sneaking into India from Bangladesh

Accused Sultan Deep Singh crossed over into Bangladesh in March end and worked as a driver in Dhaka for a few months

 

India's Border Security Force (BSF) nabbed a man, who is wanted in Punjab in connection to criminal charges, while crossing the Bangladesh-India border to enter into West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

Accused Sultan Deep Singh, a resident of Ludhiana in Punjab, was arrested on 16 August while returning to India, Outlook reported citing a statement issued by BSF.

Sultan Deep Singh, who is wanted for his alleged involvement in theft and other criminal cases in Punjab, said that he had illegally crossed over into Bangladesh in March end and worked as a driver in Dhaka for a few months.

He had earlier worked as a truck driver in Petrapole along the international border in January. 
 

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 প্রকাশিত ০৫:৩০ সন্ধ্যা আগস্ট ২২, ২০২১

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বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশের ৩৩ ব্যাটেলিয়ন কার্যালয়ে উদ্ধারকৃত বন্যপ্রাণীগুলো বনবিভাগের কাছে হস্তান্তর করেন বিজিবি অধিনায়ক লে.কর্নেল মোহাম্মদ আল মাহমুদ ঢাকা ট্রিবিউন

বাংলাদেশ থেকে ভারতে পাচারকালে সাতক্ষীরার বিভিন্ন সীমান্ত থেকে নয়টি বন্যপ্রাণী উদ্ধার করেছে বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশ

বাংলাদেশ থেকে ভারতে পাচারকালে সাতক্ষীরার বিভিন্ন সীমান্ত থেকে নয়টি বন্যপ্রাণী উদ্ধার করেছে বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশ (বিজিবি)। উদ্ধার হওয়া বন্যপ্রাণীর মধ্যে রয়েছে ভোঁদড় (উদবিড়াল) দুইটি, বিদেশী খরগোশ ছয়টি ও একটি ঈগল পাখি। তবে এ সময় কোন চোরাকারবারিকে আটক করতে সক্ষম হয়নি বিজিবি।

রবিবার (২২ আগস্ট) দুপুরে বর্ডার গার্ড বাংলাদেশের ৩৩ ব্যাটেলিয়ন কার্যালয়ে উদ্ধারকৃত বন্যপ্রাণীগুলো বনবিভাগের কাছে হস্তান্তর করেন বিজিবি অধিনায়ক লে.কর্নেল মোহাম্মদ আল মাহমুদ।

বনবিভাগের পক্ষ থেকে পশ্চিম সুন্দরবন সাতক্ষীরা রেঞ্জের বুড়িগোয়ালীনি ফরেস্ট স্টেশন কর্মকর্তা সুলতান আহম্মেদ ও ফরেস্ট গার্ড দেলোয়ার হোসেন এসব বন্যপ্রাণীগুলো নিজেদের জিম্মায় নেন।

সাতক্ষীরা ৩৩ বিজিবির অধিনায়ক লে.কর্নেল মোহাম্মদ আল মাহমুদ জানান, চোরাকারবারিরা এসব বন্যপ্রাণীগুলো সাতক্ষীরার বিভিন্ন সীমান্ত দিয়ে ভারতে পাচারের চেষ্টা করছিল। সীমান্তে বিজিবির নিয়মিত টহলকালে এ বন্যপ্রাণীগুলো উদ্ধার করা হয়। তবে কোন চোরাকারবারীকে আটক করা সম্ভব হয়নি। বন্যপ্রাণীগুলো বনবিভাগের কাছে হস্তান্তর করা হয়েছে। তারা এ গুলো সুন্দরবনে অবমুক্ত করবেন।

 

পশ্চিম সুন্দরবন সাতক্ষীরা রেঞ্চের বুড়িগোয়ালীনি ফরেস্ট স্টেশন কর্মকর্তা সুলতান আহম্মেদ জানান, সুন্দরবনে বন্যপ্রাণী রক্ষায় বন বিভাগ সব সময় তৎপর রয়েছে। এরমধ্যেই চোরা শিকারিরা মাঝে মধ্যে বন্যপ্রাণী শিকার করে। তিনি আরও জানান, ৯টি বন্যপ্রাণী বিজিবির কাছ থেকে বনবিভাগের আওতায় নেওয়া হয়েছে। এগুলো দ্রুত সময়ের মধ্যে সুন্দরবনের ভিতরে অবমুক্ত করা হবে।

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Two Bangladeshi youths killed in BSF firing along Lalmonirhat border

Published:  August 29, 2021 17:17:01

Two Bangladeshi youths were shot dead by some members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Burimari border at Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat on Sunday morning.

The deceased were identified as Yunus Ali, 29, son of Bulbul Hossain of Dangapara village under Burimari union of Patgram upazila and Sagar, 26, of Jaldhaka area of Nilphamari district.

According to 61 Burimari BGB camp sources, a patrol team of BSF opened fire on a group of cattle traders when they went to bring cattle near pillar no 842 of Burimari border, leaving Sagar and Yunus dead on the spot.

Omar Faruque, Officer-in-Charge of Patgram Police Station, said they identified the duo after seeing the photographs sent by Indian prople living along the border, reports UNB.

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বাংলাদেশ থেকে চোরাচালান হওয়া ইলিশ উদ্ধার করলো বিএসএফ!

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 প্রকাশিত ১১:৫১ রাত সেপ্টেম্বর ৩, ২০২১

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বাংলাদেশ থেকে চোরাচালান হওয়া ইলিশ উদ্ধার করলো বিএসএফ!

শুক্রবার পৃথক অভিযানে ৫৮ কেজি ইলিশ উদ্ধার করে বিএসএফ

ভারতে বাংলাদেশের ইলিশের কদর কার না জানা। তবে ইলিশ রফতানিতে বাংলাদেশ সরকারের নিষেধাজ্ঞা থাকায় সীমান্ত দিয়ে ভারতে প্রায়ই ইলিশ পাচার করছে অসাধু চক্র। শুক্রবার (৩ সেপ্টেম্বর) বিএসএফ এর হাতে আটক হয়েছে ইলিশ পাচারকারী চক্রের দুই সদস্য।

বিএসএফ সাউথ বেঙ্গল কলকাতা শুক্রবার এক টুইট বার্তায় জানায়, সীমান্ত পাচারকারীদের বিরুদ্ধে পৃথক অভিযানে বিওপি-বামনাবাদের সৈন্যরা ২০ কেজি ইলিশ মাছ সহ এক পাচারকারীকে এবং বিওপি-চরভদ্র ঘাঁটির সৈন্যরা বাংলাদেশ থেকে মুর্শিদাবাদে পাচারকালে ৫৮ কেজি ইলিশসহ এক পাচারকারীকে আটক করেছে।

 

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04 September, 2021, 09:00 am

Last modified: 04 September, 2021, 09:02 am

BSF rescues 2 Albino peacocks along Bangladesh-India border

They have been handed them over to the Forest Department

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A white peacock inside the Mirpur zoo. It is one of the rarest and most beautiful fowls in the world. The white plumage is a result of a genetic variation. Photo: Noor-A-Alam/TBS

Two white Albino peacocks were found by The Border Security Force (BSF) in West Bengal's Nadia district on Friday while the birds were being smuggled into India from Bangladesh, an officer of the paramilitary force said.

Earlier on Friday, two men were also spotted during patrolling near the Burnpur-Matiari border outpost. While being chased, the alleged Bangladeshi smugglers dropped two bags and fled the spot. The peacocks were then rescued from that bag, said the BFS officer.

Later, BSF handed them over to the Forest Department.

"We have received two peacocks. They might either be sent to Alipore Zoo in Kolkata or released in Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary in Nadia," Pradip Bagchi, Deputy Ranger (Ranaghat) of Nadia Murshidabad range of the Forest Department has confirmed the news to the NDTV India.

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04 September, 2021, 07:55 pm

Last modified: 04 September, 2021, 08:07 pm

BSF detains Bangladeshi police inspector for crossing border illegally

Bangladesh police could not confirm about his detention

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Sheikh Sohel Rana, inspector (investigation) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Banani police station and also the patron of controversial e-commerce platform Eorange, has been held by Border Security Force (BSF) of India. 

He was arrested on Friday from Kochbihar's Changrabandha border over allegation of illegal entry/intrusion to the Indian territory. 

BSF in a tweet on Saturday afternoon said, "On specific info, alert troops of #148Bn apprehended an Inspector of Dhaka Metropolitan Police while he was trying to cross the Indian border illegally." 

The BSF also seized foreign passport, mobile phones and ATM cards from his possession. Later, BSF handed him over to the Mekhliganj Police Station of West Bengal Police after filing a case against him.  

Sheikh Sohel Rana, hailed from Gopalganj district of Bangladesh, has been working in Dhaka Metropolitan Police, reported Indian media outlets. 

However in the preliminary investigation, BSF officials have found out that there are allegations of multiple criminal activities against Sohel Rana in Bangladesh. 

When contacted, Border Guard Bangladesh's Director (operation) Lt Col Faizur Rahman told that he also heard about the detention of DMP's inspector in Changrabandha border area. 

"We are yet to verify whether he is DMP's official or not, we already informed the Police Headquarters," he added. 

Meanwhile, when asked Police Headquarters' Assistant Inspector General (Media and Public Relation) Mir Shohel Rana told that they have no information regarding arrest of Sohel Rana in India. 

DMP's Gulshan Division Deputy Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman told reporters that Sohel Rana was on-duty till Thursday. However, he couldn't confirm where is Sohel Rana now. 

Banani Police Station Officer's in charge Nure Azam Mina told TBS that Sohel Rana was on leave for a few days and joined duty recently and he was on duty on Thursday night - that was the last presence of him at Banani Police Station.

Sources in Gulshan police station said, a case was filed on 2 September against 10 Eorange officials on allegations of customer fraud and harassment. Inspector Sohel Rana is No.10 accused of the case.

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