445 Bangladeshi have returned to their country after the National Citizenship Register (NRC) was created in Assam. This claim was made by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam during a press briefing. He said that 445 Bangladeshi have returned from India in the last 2 months after NRC publication.
445 Bangladeshis returned from India in last 2 months following publication of NRC: Border Guard Bangladesh chief— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) January 3, 2020
Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam said, “Around 1000 people were arrested for illegally crossing Bangladesh from India in 2019, 445 of whom came to Bangladesh in November-December.” After being verified, BGB came to know that all the people are Bangladeshi.
Earlier, Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) chief Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam told that more than 300 Bangladeshis have been arrested because of lack of travel documents while traveling to Bangladesh .
Islam said in response to a question, “We regularly catch people crossing the border. These Bangladeshi went to India unknowingly or for work.”