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BSF arrests a Bangladeshi human trafficker

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New Delhi: The South Bengal Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) has taken tough measures against human trafficking along the Indo-Bangladesh border over the past few months and has successfully thwarted several human trafficking attempts in a big way. In this connection, on June 7, the troops stationed at the Ghojadanga Indian Check Post at Itindaghat, West Bengal apprehended a Bangladeshi human trafficker who was on the wanted list of the police for a very long time. Acting on a tip-off provided by the Intelligence Branch of BSF, the troops of Border Out Post belonging to the 153 Battalion, nabbed the trafficker. Following a search, the personnel recovered 02 mobile phones, Indian SIM cards (Airtel), 05 Bangladeshi SIM cards and many fake Aadhaar cards. The ambush party immediately arrested the trafficker and brought him to the Border Out Post in Ghojadanga for further interrogation. The man has been identified as Hassan Ghazi (28), son of Late Arshad Morol, who resides in Basirhat, North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. Further, he revealed that he hails from the Satkhira district in Bangladesh. During questioning, the apprehended trafficker Hassan Ghazi revealed that he is a Bangladeshi national and that he entered India through illegal means and has been staying in the country illegally for 20 years. He also married a 25-yr old Indian national and has been evading legal action having procured fabricated govt documents. The security personnel had also recovered two fake Aadhaar cards, which he used as a means to facilitate female Bangladeshi nationals to cross the border illegally. He has now revealed the name of the syndicate and other traffickers involved in human trafficking. The BSF sent the trafficker and handed over the seized items to the Basirhat Police Station for further legal action. Shri Jawahar Singh Negi, Commanding Officer of the 153 Battalion expressed happiness over the achievement of his jawans and informed that all efforts are being made to prevent human trafficking and other illegal activities. He added that they have contacted the police officers and other agencies in the area to stop human trafficking.

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