1 held for trafficking woman across India-Bangla border
All India Road Transport Workers Fedration activists stage a protest against the hike in fuel prices in Patna on Friday.
A man was caught redhanded by the Border Security Force (BSF) while trafficking a woman across the IndiaBangladesh border in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. The accused, Prodip Biswas (31), is from Rajballabpur at Habra of the district. The BSF has lodged an FIR against him with the police.
At around 2.20 pm on Thursday the BSF troops (112 battalion) at border outpost Tarali found a man and a woman, on the pillion, travelling on a motorcycle merely 450 metres away from the international boundary (IB). They stopped them for questioning.
Prodip and the woman first claimed themselves as a couple. The BSF team asked them to show their identity proof. Prodip introduced himself as a civic police volunteer, posted at the Swarupnagar police station. He however tried to escape by running away, only to be caught after a chase of 100 metres by the troops, the BSF South Bengal Frontier stated.
The 23-year-old woman, from Amin Bagar in Darussalam of Dhaka, was carrying 40,120 Taka (Indian value: `35,396) which were seized, it added. Her husband, aged 26, from Arjunpur in Dum Dum works at a company in Bangladesh. She and Prodip were detained. Two mobiles and the twowheeler were seized from Prodip.
He alleged to the BSF that the apprehended woman’s mother-in-law met him at the gate of Swarupnagar police station two days ago to ensure safe passage from Bangladesh side to her daughter-in-law, stuck across the IB, in exchange of money. The woman told the BSF that her in-laws paid `26,000 to Prodip.
The BSF also found the photos of counterfoils of payment slips for the amount transfer through bank transactions.