25 more Rohingyas held in Teknaf

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Bangladesh Coast Guard detained 25 more Rohingya refugees in Teknaf who trespassed on Bangladesh territory Tuesday night.

Of the 25, 13 have already been sent back, Lt Col Zahid Hasan, commanding officer (CO) of BGB-42 Battalion informed The Daily Star.

The remaining 12 Rohingyas, including five women and five children, are now in BGB custody, reports our Chittagong correspondent.

They were detained at Shah Pori jetty area in Teknaf around 3:00am.

They have been provided with food and water, informed the CO.

Of the Rohingyas who were sent back, 12 were held at Gholapara around 11:00pm and one from Waikong in Lomba Bil area around 8:30pm on Tuesday.

All refugees crossed the Naf river on boats and tried to take refuge in Bangladesh territory.

Prior to this, the BGB sent back 30 more Rohingya refugees between Monday and Tuesday, informed the BGB CO.

News Source: 
The Daily Star