COX’S BAZAR: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Sunday sent back 15 Rohingyas to Myanmar after detaining them in different areas of Teknaf upazila for trespassing on Bangladesh territory through the river Naff.
Lieutenant Colonel Zahid Hasan, commanding officer (CO) of BGB-42 Battalion said BGB men held two Rohingyas from Gholarchar of Shahporirdwip around 6:00am.
He suspected that they entered Bangladesh territory with the help of a group of Bangladeshi fishermen, said a spot account.
The border guards held a Rohingya family consisting seven members, including a couple and their five children, from Jaliapara of Shahporirdwip around 8:00am.
All the nine Rohingyas were sent back to Myanmar in the morning, he added.
Meanwhile, BGB members detained six more Rohingyas from Nila of Teknaf around 3:00pm and sent them back after an hour.
All the 15 Rohingyas came from different areas of Maungdaw of the neighboring country.
At the end of this drive, BGB has so far sent back a total of 1241 Rohingyas to Myanmar since June 11 following the sectarian violence between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims erupted in different areas of the neighbouring country.
BDST: 2130 HRS, JUL 29, 2012
Edited by: M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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