Border Guard Bangladesh’s (BGB) 15th Battalion Gangahat border outpost (BOP) officials have returned two Indian nationals back to India, who were detained for illegally entering into Bangladesh at Kurigram’s Phulbari border.
Lalmonirhat 15 Battalion Director Lt Col Golam Morshed confirmed the matter.
The two Indian detainees were identified as Hazrat Ali, 50, and his son Milon Miah, 25, from India’s Cooch Behar upazila, Sukarukuti area’s Seuti-1 village under Dinhata subdivision.
According to frontiersmen and BGB sources, the two Indians illegally entered into Bangladesh near sub-pillar 3S of international pillar 941 at the upazila’s Bidyabagish border area, on Thursday night.
They came to Bangladesh for business purposes and met with two Bangladeshis Abdul Gafur and Amjad Ali at the Phulbari border.
However, the meeting escalated into a brawl which drew the attention of BGB, who detained the foreigners and brought them to Gangahat BOP camp.
After contacting with the Indian Border Security Force (BSF), BGB returned the two Indian nationals on Friday following a company commander-level discussion between both countries.
Lt Col Golam Morshed said that they returned the two detainees on grounds of peace.