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bsfBorder Security Force (BSF) thwarted an attempt of about 300 Bangladeshi nationals to enter Indian territory at Champahaor area of Tripura’s Khowai district and later they were taken back by the neighbouring country, police said on Sunday.

“Around 300 Bangladeshi nationals yesterday tried to enter through Champahaor but they were stopped by the BSF. They returned last night following a flag meeting between BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh,” SP (Police Control) Uttam Bhowmick said.

He said they were tribals and evicted by the forest guards of Bangladesh from Chunarughat area of Habiganj district of the neighbouring country.

BSF and district administration of Khowai provided them food and drinking water during their stay along the border, he said.

Bhowmick said due to barbed wire fencing and alertness of the BSF, they could not enter the India.