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BSF abducts Bangladeshi from border

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Our Correspondent, Lalmonirhat

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) abducted a Bangladeshi farmer while he was working at his paddy field near no-man's land at Doikhowa border in Lalmonirhat yesterday morning.
The farmer was identified as Baset Ali, 36, son of Nayon Uddin of Amjol village in of Hatibandha upazila.
Baset was planting boro seedlings in the field, 50 yards inside the Bangladesh territory, when a patrol team of BSF intruded and picked him up forcibly, said Doikhowa BGB camp Commander Subedar Ruhul Amin quoting locals.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sent a protest letter to 21 BSF battalion at Morichabari camp in West Bengal and asked them to hand over Baset, he added.
On Tuesday, BSF men picked up another Bangladeshi farmer Shawkat Ali, 43, while he was working on his boro crop near no-man's land at the same border point.
Protesting the incident, BGB sent a letter to BSF asking them to return Shawkat.
BSF has not yet returned the Bangladeshi farmer, said Lt Col Mehedi Hasan, commanding officer of 31 BGB battalion in Lalmonirhat.

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