The Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB) have reportedly caught over a thousand of illegal immigrants who were trying to sneak back into Bangladesh in 2019.
It has been reported that these migrants have been returning in fear due to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India, especially Assam and Tripura.
As per the report of Swarajyamag, Officials of Railway, West Bengal police and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) say that illegal Bangladeshi immigrants from Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and some other states are coming back to West Bengal in recent weeks and returning back to Bangladesh Via ‘Safe Haven’ West Bengal.
Reportedly, Bangladesh Police is also investigating the matter and are holding many in custody. It is suspected that more people have been able to cross the border into Bangladesh than those who have been caught.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam mentioned that over 1,000 people were arrested for illegally crossing Bangladesh from India in 2019. Among them, 445 came to Bangladesh in November-December.
The Border Guard Bangladesh has also formed a security committee of the people of the border village of Bangladesh to keep an eye on the people entering Bangladesh.
In the month of December, Bangladeshi border guards apprehended and handed over 300 people from Maheshpur sub-district to the police.
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