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11 August, 2015 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 11 August, 2015 02:55:12 AM
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159 brought back from Myanmar

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159 brought back from Myanmar
Some of the 159 Bangladeshi trafficking victims, who were rescued by Myanmar Navy, return to the country through the Bangladesh-Myanmar Friendship Bridge at Ghunghun point in Cox’s Bazar yesterday. Independent Photo

A total of 159 Bangladeshi trafficking victims who were rescued by Myanmar authorities on May 29 were brought back home from the neighbouring country yesterday after a flag meeting between their border guards, reports UNB. The flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) was held near Friendship Bridge point along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, said Shyamal Kumar Nath, the superintendent of Cox’s Bazar Police.
Earlier, a team of Border Guard Bangladesh went to the bordering area in the morning to bring the Bangladeshi nationals back. Commanding Officer of BGB-17 Battalion Lt Col Rabiul Islam led the 18-member BGB team while Chu Nai, Deputy Director of Myanmar Border Police and Immigration led the Myanmar BGP team. Among the rescued victims - 14 hail from Narayanganj, 13 from Kishoreganj, 18 from Chittagong, 12 from Faridpur, 17 from Habiganj, 78 from Narsingdi, 2 from Naogaon, 3 from Shariatpur and one each from Natore and Barisal districts. Shyamol Kumar Nath said all the rescued victims were handed over to the local administration. Later, they were taken to Cultural Centre of Cox’s Bazar town and then sent back to their respective villages after interrogation and completion of all the necessary formalities. Police will, however, try to identify the traffickers through interrogating the victims and then legal action will be taken against the traffickers after filing cases, he said. Earlier on May 29, the Myanmar Navy police rescued 727 migrants from Myanmar sea territory.
Later, the Myanmar authorities sent a list of 528 people who intended to return to Bangladesh, to the authorities here. The government then identified 314 people, out of 528, as Bangladeshi nationals after the police verification. Of them, 155 victims  were brought back from the neighboring country on  July 22.

 

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