High security alert at Benapole land port to hold JL president

United News of Bangladesh . Benapole | Published: 14:51, Sep 28,2019


A UNB file photo of Benapole border.

Immigration police at the check post of Benapole land port have been kept on high alert to prevent the criminals involved in casino business from leaving the country.

Border Guard Bangladesh and Benapole Immigration police confirmed the matter on Friday night.

Mohsin Khan, officer-in-charge of Benapole Immigration Police, said surveillance has been increased at the check post and border areas.

The immigration authorities are checking the names, addresses, photos and finger prints of all the outgoing passengers at the check post to prevent the criminals fleeing to India using fake passports, he added.

Benapole Immigration Police received a directive from the Special Branch of Police to prevent Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, president of Juba League’s Dhaka South unit, and nine Nepali citizens from leaving the country through the landport, said the OC.

BGB-49 captain Lieutenant Colonel Selim Reza, and BGB-21 captain Lieutenant Colonel Imran Ullah Sarkar said BGB members had been kept on high alert so that the state declared criminals could not leave the country.

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said those who got the share of the casino money, no matter whether they belonged to Awami League, other parties, or the police administration, wouldn’t be spared.

Stating that the government started the drive against casino business from its own party, he said prime minister Sheikh Hasina had directed not to spare anyone involved in it.

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