Tarakpur village, Tripura: Despite numerous attempts at various levels to put a brake on illegal immigration of Bangladeshi nationals into the country, cases continue to surface along the porous Indo-Bangla border in Northeast India.
However, what takes the cake is the desperation — middlemen involved in the operation are ready to help people sneak into India for as less as Rs 2,500. This is what came to light at Tarakpur village under Kadamtal police station in Tripura recently.
A suspected Bangladeshi national, identified as Md Sana Mian (37), with active support from his middleman, Yachen Ali, entered the village located near the Indo-Bangla border recently. Ali apparently charged Rs 2,500 to help Mian cross the international border illegally.
A resident of Borchok village under Mangla Bazar police station of Sylhet district of Bangladesh, Mian was nabbed when he tried to enter the village on the Indian side. “While crossing the border, BSF men flashed lights on us. Other members of the group managed to flee leaving me alone,” said Mian.
Sadhan Sarkar, ASI and In-charge of the Kadamtala Police Station in Tripura, said, “The locals handed over the suspected Bangladeshi national to the police. When we asked him to produce documents for verification, he couldn’t produce any.”
Mian has already been produced before the court and a case has been registered against him.