Twenty two Rohingyas pushed back to Burma

Tekanf, Bangladesh: Twenty two Rohingyas were pushed back to Burma by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on August 12, Jafar Alam from Teknaf borderTown said. “They BGB arrested 8 Rohingyas from Jaliapara (village) entry point under the Teknaf Police Station at about 3:00 pm while entering Bangladesh.”

The operation was led by BGB officer Awtadin of Nilla out-post. Later, they were sent back to Burma the same way in the evening, according to BGB officials.

Besides, BGB members of Whykong check-post arrested another 14 Rohingyas from different vehicles  while going to Cox’s Bazar from Teknaf on August 8. They were also pushed back to Burma.

However, the concerned authorities of Bangladesh have been giving tight security along the Burma-Bangladesh border because of restriction of Rohingyas from entering the Bangladesh from Burma, according to sources.

The members of Whykong BGB check-post investigated the whole bodies of passengers and gave harassment to the Rohingyas in the buses, sources more added.

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