BSF arrests four ‘members’ of UPDF with Indian currency, automatic weapons and ammunition


Baghaichhari Correspondent:

India’s Border Security Force or BSF has arrested four suspected members of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts or CHT group United People’s Democratic Front or UPDF in possession of Rs 6.1 million, three automatic firearms and huge amount of ammunition, BSF sources have said.

They were detained just across the border of Sajek, a union under Baghaichhari in Bangladesh’s Rangamati hill district – at Chhotopanchhari under Kamlanagar, a township under Lawngtlai district in the Indian state of Mizoram on Monday, according to them.

The sources said the detained have told the BSF in preliminary interrogation that they are members of the UPDF.

However, the UPDF has denied this.

Those detained by the BSF are no way connected with the UPDF, said Argent Chakma, the Sajek area coordinator for the CHT group.

Baghaichhari Police Station Circle SP Abdul Awal said he is aware of the arrest of four Bangladeshis in India just across the border of Bangladesh’s Sajek. The BSF has not yet told them anything about this officially, though.

Security has been beefed up along the border, he admitted.


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