Bangladesh captures Indian jawans, says they crossed border


Thick fog, lack of clear border demarcation lands three BSF jawans on the Bangladeshi side.

The BBG  (Bangladesh Border Guards) have detained three Indian border troopers (BSF), who they claim had entered Bangladeshi territory inadvertently.

The incident has been reported near the border at the northern district of Rajshahi’s Paba Up-zilla in Bangladesh on Monday.

Shamim Uddin, commanding officer of BBG 1 battalion, said the BSF members crossed the border around 7:30 am by mistake.

The BSF jawans crossed over to the Bangladeshi side due to the thick fog in the area. Also, there is no clear demarcation of border in the area. The BBG official confirmed this. He also said that the BSF jawans have been detained.

The detained BSF personnel have been identified as Sub Inspector Ramnath Singh, Constables Rakesh Kumar and Santosh Kumar.

The jawan will be handed back to India after a flag meeting.

The Indo-Bangladeshi border is largely conflict free barring a major incident of heavy firing in last decade. Other incidents involve warning shots fired from both the sides to deter civilians from crossing the border in to either of the countries.

Source: India Today


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