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BGB members push back 75 Rohingya refugees

30 August 2017, 7:09:00

Border Guard Bangladesh personnel on Wednesday held 75 Rohingya refugees in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar and pushed them back as hundreds of them continue to try to intrude into Bangladesh through different unguarded border points since the last four days.


Director of BGB Teknaf Battalion-2 Lt Col SM Ariful Islam told our Cox’s Bazar correspondent that the detainees were held around 5:00am from Shah Porir Dwip when they were attempting to illegally enter Bangladesh by boats.


BGB provided the Rohingya refugees with some food and medication before sending them back, the official said.


In the meantime, police held 325 Rohingya refugees from different points including Jelerpara and Jaliyapara in the upazila between 8:00pm yesterday and 5:00am today, the BGB official said.


They were attempting to enter Bangladesh territory by boats, he added.



The detained 325 Rohingya refugees are now at border outposts (BOP) and will be sent back later in the day, the official said.


Many hundreds of Ruhingas also took shelter on no man's land after failing to cross the border since August 25.

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