212 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh through Indian border: BGB DG at the border meeting BGB-BSF
Photo: Collected BGB DG Shakeel Ahmed and BSF DG Pankaj Kumar Singh at the press conference

212 Rohingyas entered Bangladesh through Indian border: BGB DG at the border meeting

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 22 Jul 2022, 05:31 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, July 22: Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Major General Sakil Ahmed said that Rohingya citizens are entering Bangladesh through brokers through the Bangladesh-India border. So far, 212 members of 51 Rohingya families have entered Bangladesh through brokers from India, he said.

BGB director general said that several Rohingyas have come to Bangladesh from India. The border conference discussed in detail how to counter the activities of the brokers. We have asked them (BSF) to take effective action on the border so that there is no infiltration of Rohingya through the Indian border in the future. We have been assured of this.

He said these things in response to questions from reporters after the official meeting of the 52nd Border Conference at the BGB-BSF Director Generals (DG) level at Pilkhana on Thursday (July 21).

BGB DG said, we have confirmed from BGB that 212 Rohingyas from 51 families have entered Bangladesh. Beyond that, something else may enter the inaccessible path. It is our duty to prevent illegal infiltration at the border. BSF assured to take effective steps to prevent illegal infiltration.

When asked what was the statement of the BGB on stopping the border killings, does the BGB consider all those killed on the border as criminals, the BGB Director General said, "We have discussed in detail how to stop the border killings, not how to reduce them, but bring them down to zero."

The BGB-BSF director general level border conference has been going on since July 17 at the BGB headquarters in Pilkhana, Dhaka. The five-day (July 17-21) 52nd Border Conference of the BGB-BSF director general level concluded with the signing of the joint negotiation document on Thursday (July 21).

A nine-member Indian delegation led by BSF Director General Pankaj Kumar Singh, along with representatives of the Home and External Affairs Ministries of India, participated in the conference.

On the other hand, a Bangladesh delegation of 20 members including representatives of the Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs, Joint Rivers Commission, Directorate of Narcotics Control, Surveyor General of Bangladesh and Land Records and Survey Directorate, led by BGB Director General Major General Sakil Ahmed, participated in the conference.