AGARTALA, June 4 (PTI): Unrest in Bangladesh�s Khagracherri district
has led around 90 Bangladeshi families to cross the unfenced Indo-Bangla
border and take shelter at Tuichakma in Tripura's Dhalai district,
official sources said today.
District Magistrate, Dr Milind K Ramteke who was camping at Tuichakma
ADC village, today confirmed the influx of Bangladeshi nationals
in some border areas of the district.
"We are collecting information about the families, who have come
over from across the border," Ramteke said.
The BSF will organise a flag meeting at Mayang BOP this evening
where BGB�s wing commander of Naraicherra BOP will be present to
resolve the problem, he said.
"We are optimistic of sending all the Bangladeshi nationals back
to their homeland," he said.
The families, mostly Chakma and Tripuri ethnic tribes were residents
of Naraicheeri, Dakshin Baghaihaat, North Baghaihaat and Dewanpara
in Khagracherri district of Bangladesh.
Top police and BSF officials were camping at Tuichakma ADC village,
an unfenced border village of Ganadacherra subdivision.
Tension was running high at Khagracherri in Bangladesh�s Chittagong
Hill Tracts following skirmish between members of the United Democratic
Front and Bangladesh Border Guards which led the Bangla nationals
to take shelter on Indian soil.
Vigil was intensified along the unfenced Indo-Bangla especially
with CHT by the BSF.
Though 80 per cent of the Indo-Bangla border was fenced, some stretches
on the state�s eastern border including Gandacherra, Korbok and Longthrai
Valley still remained unfenced.