Bangladeshi killed, BSF wants BDR to check infiltration

A Bangladeshi national has been killed after entering India at Khaliang in Meghalaya prompting the BSF today to state that the Bangladesh Rifles was not checking infiltration into this side.

Shillong: A Bangladeshi national has been
killed after entering India at Khaliang in Meghalaya prompting
the BSF today to state that the Bangladesh Rifles was not
checking infiltration into this side.

A statement issued from the BSF’s Assam-Meghalaya
Frontier headquarters said the village defence party (VDP) of
Khaliang in Meghalaya spotted three Bangladeshis chopping
trees inside India on early June 8 morning.

When the village defence men challenged them, the
intruders attacked them with sharp weapons, prompting the VDP
men to fire in self defence from licensed weapons.

One of the Bangladeshi nationals, Abdullah, was killed
on the spot and the body, found by BSF 300 metre inside India,
was later handed over to the Bangladeshi authorities, the
statement said.

Pointing to 29 flag meetings held between the border
guards of the two neighbouring countries this year, the BSF
statement said, "the BDR has been apprised time and again
about the intrusion of Bangladeshi nationals..." but it went
on.

"It has been a practice of Bangladeshi nationals to
intrude into India for stealing forest products and other
items. This year alone, 91 Bangladeshi nationals were
apprehended by BSF after they intruded inside this country,” a
the statement added.

"Similarly in the adverse possession land, BDR has
been objecting to Indian farming...", the statement said.

- PTI

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