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Jammu: 19 Bangladeshis arrested near international border
April 20, 2007 12:37 IST
Nineteen Bangladeshi nationals have been caught from near the international border in Jammu division while trying to cross over to Pakistan, Border Security Force officials said on Friday.
A group of 11 Bangladeshis had tried to cross over to Pakistan via Akhnoor sector on the night of April 18, they said.
However, after being spotted by the security personnel, the Bangaldeshis ran towards river Chenab, from where they were caught.
Preliminary questioning revealed that they were trying to cross over to Pakistan after being brought there by a contractor with false promise of providing employment as labourers.
In another incident, eight other Bangladeshis were caught from Paharpur area of Kathua district Thursday evening while trying to cross over to Pakistan.