BROKERS BROUGHT BANGLADESHI GIRL ON THE PRETEXT OF VISITING INDIA, BSF APPREHENDED THEN DISCLOSED

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Tirthankar Mukharjee, North 24 Pargana : A Bangladeshi woman was taken into custody by the Border Security Force while infiltrating into the Indian territory while the brokers, who had accompanied her to cross the border, fled away after seeing the BSF troops.

The incident is of Border Out Post Jeetpur, adhoc VII Battalion in which the troops took a 26-year-old Bangladeshi girl named Rupali Mandal (fictitious name) into custody on the morning of 18 February 2022 for illegally entering into the Indian territory. She hails from Netarkon district of Bangladesh.

On interrogation, Rupali Mandal revealed that she was coming to India with a woman named Roopa for visiting India. Roopa is a Bangladeshi woman who lives in India. He further revealed that when she was apprehended by BSF, there were seven other people including Roopa with her who fled back to Bangladesh. Rupali revealed that Roopa had brought her to visit tourist places in India.

It has been revealed from the interrogation that Rupali does not know much about Roopa, nor does she have any information about India. There is a strong possibility that Roopa could have lured the apprehended woman to India to be a victim of prostitution or human trafficking.

The apprehended woman has been handed over to the Baghdah Police Station for further legal action.

The Public Relations Officer of the Border Security Force stated that on International Border human traffickers frequently lure innocent girls and push them into the quagmire of prostitution, from which it is impossible to get out. BSF troops are committed in saving the future of girls keeping in mind the safety as well as humanity.

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