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BSF detains Bangladeshi national with valid Indian visa

  • Published at 03:59 pm October 27th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:11 am October 28th, 2017
BSF detains Bangladeshi national with valid Indian visa
The Border Security Force (BSF) of India has detained a Bangladeshi national, even though he was carrying valid travel documents, from Sardar Para area in Mekhliganj subdivision of Cooch Behar district in West Bengal. The location is on the other side of Bangladesh’s Burimari land port in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat. Border Guard Bangladesh’s (BGB) 15th Battalion in Lalmonirhat said Md Shakib Hossain, 20, from Patgram’s Munglibari area, had a valid Bangladeshi passport with a valid Indian visa on him when he was taken into BSF custody on Thursday.

Picture proving Shakib Hossain, detained by BSF, had valid pass to enter India | Moazzem Hossain/Dhaka Tribune


Shakib, after obtaining a multiple entry visa, had gone to India through Burimari-Changrabandha border on September 26 to visit his sister, Moina Begum, who lives in Mekhliganj’s Sardar Para.

Picture proving Shakib Hossain, detained by BSF, had valid pass to enter India | Moazzem Hossain/Dhaka Tribune


Shakib’s father Abdul Majid told the Dhaka Tribune: “Shakib legally went to India on September 26 to visit my daughter. He later went, from his sister’s house, to visit Changrabandha. Despite having proper travel documents, he was detained by the BSF and tortured. “I want my son returned home and justice for this incident,” he demanded. Confirming the incident, Lalmonirhat BGB 15th Battalion Director Lt Col Golam Morshed said they had already held a company commander-level flag meeting with BSF at Burimari-Changrabandha land port zero point on the matter. “Talks are in progress for Shakib’s safe return.”