News No. 91/2012, Wednesday, September 19, 2012
THE Border Guard Bangladesh personnel yesterday detained eight Myanmar nationals (Rohingya) on charges of illegal entry into Bangladesh territory, reports Suprobhat Bangladesh, a Bengali daily published from Chittagong.
The Rohingyas were arrested by 17 Border Guard Battalion of BGB from Reju-Amtoli and Tumru border areas under Ghumdhum Union in Nakyongchari Upazila of Bandarban.
However, all of them were pushed back to Myanmar after interrogation in the afternoon.
Lt. Col. Md. Khalequzzaman said, ‘the arrested are from Buchidong area of Myanmar.’
‘We have stepped up patrol to stem cross-border infiltration. We are arresting Rohingya people daily while crossing the borders at Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban points. We give them food and medical assistance and then send them back to Myanmar.’ he added.