AGARTALA, June 4 � In the wake of fresh trouble in Bangladesh�s Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), around 2,000 Bangladeshi nationals have crossed over the unfenced Indo-Bangla border and taken shelter at Tuichakma in Dhalai district, official sources confirmed here today.
The families � mostly Chakma and Tripuri ethnic tribes � are resident of Naraicheeri, Dakshin Baghaihaat, North Baghaihaat and Dewanpara in Khagracherri district of Bangladesh.
Tension runs high at Khagracherri in Bangladesh�s Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) following a skirmish between United Democratic Front (UDF) and Bangladesh Border Guards (BGB) which has prompted the Bangla nationals to take shelter in Indian soil. When contacted, District Magistrate (DM), Dhalai Dr Milind K Ramteke confirmed the fresh influx of Bangladeshi nationals in some border areas of the district.
�We are collecting information about the families, who have come over here from across the border. To resolve the problem, the BSF will organise a flag meeting at Mayang BOP today evening where BGB�s wing commander of Naraicherra BOP will remain present. We are optimistic of sending all the Bangladeshi nationals to their homeland�, he said.
Meanwhile, the BSF authority has intensified vigil along the unfenced Indo-Bangla border especially CHT. Top police and BSF officials are camping at Tuichakma ADC village, an unfenced border village of Ganadacherra subdivision.
Though 80 per cent of the Indo-Bangla border has been fenced so far, some patches in the State�s eastern border including Gandacherra, Korbok and Longthrai Valley still remain unfenced.