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Tripura cops in a fix over 3 Bangladeshi nationals

 AGARTALA, Jan 5 - The Tripura Police have been caught in a bizarre situation as they are unable to send back three Bangladeshi nationals as the Border Guards Bangladesh are refusing to accept them, the police said.

According to the police, three Bangladeshi youths were arrested on June 4 for entering India illegally through western Tripura’s Khowai district. A local court found them guilty and awarded them six months imprisonment.

According to the Khowai district police official, after completion of the jail term on December 4, 2019, the police with the help of the Border Security Force (BSF) tried to send back the three – Zosef Mia, Imran Mia and Zahid Mia. But the border guards of Bangladesh refused to take them back.

Now, for the past one month, the police had to arrange food and lodging for them at the Champahour police station and two cops have been deployed to look after them.

The police have raised the matter with the Director General of Police (DGP). “The police are also awaiting the State Government’s direction,” the official said.

The trio, residents of the Maulavibazar district under the Sylhet Division, were arrested for violating the Passport Act and illegal trespassing.

Tripura, surrounded by Bangladesh from three sides, shares 856-km border with it. Most of the frontier, except a nearly 67-km stretch, is fenced. – IANS

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