The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended two Bangladeshis for illegally crossing the international border in Cooch Behar district on Monday.
An Indian, who is suspected to be a tout and helps people illegally cross the international border, has also been arrested with the duo. The arrested Bangladeshis have been identified as Md Suleman, a resident of Dinajpur district of the neighbouring country, and Motiur Rahman, who is from Thakurganj district of Bangladesh.
“The apprehended Bangladeshis were working in Pulwama of Jammu & Kashmir. They were returning to their homeland to meet their relatives. Jagadish Roy, who hails from a village in Cooch Behar district, has also been arrested. He is a tout who helps people illegally cross the international border. The trio have been handed over to police,” said a BSF source.
In another incident, a team of Belakoba forest range seized timber is worth around Rs 20 lakh from a truck at Dashdarga on NH 27 in Jalpaiguri district on Sunday night.
Two persons, both residents of Uttar Pradesh, have been arrested in this connection.