Dhaka: Bangladesh’s paramilitary force chief on Thursday disclosed the figures of Bangladeshi nationals who returned to Bangladesh in last two months following the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by the Indian government. About 445 Bangladeshis returned to the country from India.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam disclosed the figure during a press briefing.
After verifying their identities through local representatives, BGB came to know that all the intruders are Bangladeshis, Islam said, adding that 253 cases were lodged against them for illegal trespass, while initial investigations found that at least three of them were human traffickers.
However, the trespassing did not create any tension between the border forces of Bangladesh and India.
Last week, Islam visited India where he said that the creation of the NRC is completely an “internal affair” of India and the cooperation between the border guarding forces of the two countries is very good.