After the incident of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel being attacked by human traffickers along the India-Bangladesh border, BSF has alerted units along the 4,096km stretch to cross-check and stay alert to all these human trafficking instances. The attack, which took place earlier this morning around 3:30 am, injured 3 BSF soldiers.
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The human trafficking incident which injured 3 BSF soldiers, took place near the Bansghata post. It is being interpreted that the reason behind the wake of human trafficking along the India Bangladesh border is job loss due to lockdown and COVID-19. Luring women and men out of their homeland in giving them job opportunities, human traffickers in the wake of early morning hours are illegally smuggling cattle, drugs and humans.
3 BSF soldiers injured in attack by Bangladeshi smugglers near border
Hence the BSF force has alerted all border posts to keep an eye on such instances especially during the peak hours. Indian force in conversation with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have made sure that the sanctity of the Indian- Bangladesh force remains, and hence the two countries are going to work towards keeping the crime rate low and in check.
As Bakri Eid is going to be celebrated by the end of this month, the BSF force has alerted the BGB- Border guard Bangladesh to increase their surveillance as the probability of cattle trafficking would increase tremendously. In the past two weeks, the BSF force caught 5 Bangladeshi nationals, ranging from age of 12 to 25, revealing human trafficking incidents based on job oppurtunties.