The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) once again tried to push a group of 10 Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh along the border of Kasba upazila yesterday, but the attempt was foiled by the Border Guard Bangladesh.
The refugees, who were waiting to enter Bangladesh, went back around 4:00pm after spending 10 hours near the border, said Lt Col Md Iqbal Hossain, BGB commander in Brahmanbaria.
They went back after the commanders of two forces held a three hour-long flag meeting in this regard, he added.
Earlier in the morning, BSF men had pushed the 10 Rohingyas, including six children and two women, to the no man’s land along the Dhajonagar border around 6:00am, said Helal Uddin, another BGB’s Commander.
Tipped off, a BGB team rushed to the spot and stopped them from entering into Bangladesh, he added.
Earlier on January 22, the BSF took back 31 Rohingyas four days after a failed attempt to push them in Bangladesh through the Kaziatali border in the same district.