Twenty-three people, who illegally entered Bangladesh through Dahagram land port in Lalmonirhat district, have been detained and put in mandatory 14-day quarantine at Dahagram Hospital.
Of them, 10 were children, five were women and eight were male, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent quoting Inspector Mozammel Haque, in-charge of Dahagram Police Outpost.
They all belong to the Bede community, he said, adding that Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained them this afternoon and handed them over to the police.
No legal decision has been taken against the detainees yet. "After the end of the 14-day quarantine, legal action will be taken against them as per instructions of the higher authorities.
The police official said they are citizens of Bangladesh and illegally went to India in search of work and got stuck there due to the deteriorating Covid-19 situation.