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BSF helps Bangladeshi sailor return home

The officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) helped a sailor of Bangladesh Navy to go back to his home land. The sailor had entered the Indian territories inadvertently through Ghojadanga border out post (BOP) a few days ago.

According to a BSF spokesperson, the 20-year-old sailor of the Bangladesh Navy, Ariful Islam had lost his way while returning home to meet his ailing mother. Ariful is posted at Chittagaon in Bangladesh and he had left his unit on May 2 after taking a leave for seven days after receiving information that his mother was seriously ill. He is a resident of Kaliganj in Satkhira District and he had taken a bus to reach his home district. He took an auto-rickshaw that ply in between Satkhira Bus Stand and Kaliganj.

But the auto-rickshaw driver first went to Bhomra instead of taking Ariful to Kaliganj. The auto-rickshaw driver refused to take him to his destination from Bhomra. Being unknown to the place, he faced inconvenience in finding out the right way to go back to Kaliganj. In an attempt to return to the place, he had lost his way and inadvertently walked towards the Ghojadanga BOP camp, where he was being caught by the on-duty BSF jawans on May 3.

Investigation conducted by the BSF revealed that the sailor was correct as per his claims and a Coy commander level meeting was conducted. Senior officers of both the BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) attended the meeting. Following a marathon meeting, BSF handed over Ariful to BGB officers. Sources said that BSF’s initiative in helping a youth from a neighbouring country to return to his motherland by the BGB officers.

It may be mentioned that the BSF jawans had taken initiative in helping 13 Bangladeshi nationals those had crossed the border inadvertently to go back to their country.

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