The humane face of the Border Security Force (BSF) has once again come to light when the jawans helped the six minor boys from Bangladesh to return home and in another incident rescued a 12-year-old boy from drowning while taking bath in river Padma.
The six boys had entered the Indian territory, one and a half years ago. Investigation had revealed that they were being trafficked after being assured jobs in India. The members of the human trafficking racket had taken them to different parts of country and engaged them in various odd jobs.
It is learnt that the people from both the countries were involved in the racket and local police have initiated a probe to arrest the kingpin of the racket.
After knowing about the incident an organisation that works for children had rescued all the six children from different parts of the country. It is learnt from the BSF sources that first one of the six boys were rescued who had revealed that five more boys were also being trafficked. Their family members were also worried as their children were missing.
The youth from different parts of the country were brought back to Balurghat and they were kept in a home for a few days.
The members of the organisation with help of senior BSF officers and officials of the immigration department contacted the officials of the Bangladesh government.
The boys had provided address of their houses and details of their family members. The immigration officials of Bangladesh also took initiative and with the help of the local police the parents of the boys were found out.
On Monday, the boys were handed over to the parents at Hili in South Dinajpur in the presence of BSF jawans, police officers from Hili police station and immigration officials of both India and Bangladesh.
In another incident, jawans of BSF saved the life of a 12-year-old boy from getting drowned after getting seriously injured while taking bath in river Padma at Kakmarichar in Murshidabad.
The boy, Sunil Seikh, went to take bath with his friends in the river. Being unaware of sharp bamboo sticks was fixed on the river bed for the prupose of fishing, the boy had taken a plunge into the river.
A bamboo stick penetrated through a portion of his body. The BSF jawans those were busy in riverine patrolling noticed blood in the water of the river and went to the spot. They found the boy writhing in pain and crying for help. The jawans rescued and then took him to hospital.
The condition of the boy is stated to be stable. Local people and the boy’s parents appreciated the task undertaken by the BSF in rescuing the boy.