Shillong: A Bangladeshi national, who had plans to earn his livelihood in West Bengal, and an Indian national were arrested in Meghalaya on Sunday, a BSF official said on Tuesday.
Md Sujon Ahmed (20), a resident of Bangladesh’s Sunamganj district was arrested from Dangar area in East Khasi Hills district along the India-Bangladesh border, a BSF said.
Initially, Ahmed was trying to hide in the thick bushes to evade arrest but the troopers didn’t give up until they found him.
During the preliminary interrogation, the BSF official revealed that he had illegally entered into Indian territory with an intention to go to West Bengal to earn his livelihood as some of his compatriots are already working there.
Further, on Ahmed’s revelation, BSF troopers arrested one of his Indian companion namely MD Sukurie (22), resident of Nadia, West Bengal.
Meghalaya shares a 443-km border with Bangladesh, part of which is porous, hilly, unfenced and thus prone to frequent infiltration.