Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) Five people, including four Bangladeshi nationals, have been apprehended by the BSF from West Bengal’s Nadia district for allegedly planning to carry out smuggling, an officer said on Wednesday.
The five were nabbed from a house in Hudapara village near the Bangladesh border in the district Tuesday night.
“Acting on intelligence inputs, we raided the house of Bhawananda Halder where four Bangladeshi nationals were hatching a plan to smuggle out cattle from India to Bangladesh,” said a BSF officer.
The four Bangladeshis — Kamal Halsana (21), Ripon Biswas (24) hailing from Chaudanga district and Bhabesh Halder (38) and Mohammad Ripanuddin (24) hailing from Jhenaidah district — have been handed over to police.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed that all apprehended persons are connected with cattle and hemp smuggling on Indo-Bangladesh border area,” the officer added.
The BSF has apprehended 146 Bangladeshi smugglers this year so far along the India-Bangladesh border.