Shillong: In a goodwill gesture, the BSF on Tuesday handed over four Bangladesh citizens including a woman who had crossed over to India in search of jobs, to their counterparts in Bangladesh.
Four Bangladeshis were apprehended at an unmarked border in South West Khasi Hills district while they were crossing into India from across the International border earlier, a BSF spokesperson said here.
They were identified as Pollas Sangma, Sajol Sangma, Roma Sangma and Krishon Sangma, all residents of Ramnathpur village in Bangladesh's Netrakona district, he said.
During cross examination, they revealed that they had crossed the border in search of jobs in the coal mines in the state.
The spokesperson said the Bangladeshis were later handed over to the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) as a goodwill gesture following the Co-ordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) jointly signed by both countries.
Meanwhile, 13 cattle were seized by the BSF at Lyngkhat area in East Khasi Hills district in a special drive to contain the smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh.
The BSF spokesperson said the BSF has intensified its operations on the Indo-Bangladesh Border to prevent trans-border crimes and the seized items were handed over to the government.