The Bangladeshis, who were caught on February 25, were handed over to the authorities of the neighbouring country by the Border Security Force as a goodwill gesture the next day, they said.
The illegal immigrants had crossed the International Border on Monday through an unfenced area to visit a weekly market, which is about 30 km away, the BSF said.
Acting on inputs received that a group of Bangladeshis had crossed over, the BSF team deployed at Kaithakona carried out intensive search, frisking and checking of vehicular movement along the border, a BSF spokesperson said.
In the process, the Bangladesh nationals -- one male and eight females -- en-route to the Khanjoy market were apprehended, he said.
The BSF personnel requested the BGB to press charges against them for crossing the International Border without valid documents, he said.
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