IPL craze: Bangladeshi man sneaks into India to watch IPL 2022, sent backtext_fields
"Cricket has no boundaries!" The saying was proved right by a 31-year-old Bangladeshi man who sneaked into India to watch Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.
Md Ibrahim, a resident of Purva Chandpur in Narayanganj district of Bangladesh, was apprehended by the vigilant troops of the Border Out Post, Ramghat and 68 Battalions, and his dream of watching a live IPL match went for a six. This resident was sent back home by the BSF.
According to SS Guleria, DIG, BSF, during interrogation, Ibrahim confessed that he is an ardent cricket fan and was on his way to Mumbai to watch IPL cricket matches. Further, he revealed that he had given 5,000 Bangladeshi Taka (which works out to be ₹4,415) to a broker named Anisul for crossing the international boundary.
In a gesture of goodwill, India handed over the apprehended Bangladeshi youth to the Border Guard Bangladesh.
The Border Security Force (BSF) has been undertaking strict measures to prevent infiltration along the complex Indo-Bangladesh border, which is 4,095 km long and traverses five states of India – West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. According to the press release issued by Guleria, sometimes, the BSF gauges the seriousness of the crime of the offender and like in the case of Ibrahim, hands them over to Bangladesh in a spirit of cooperation and goodwill.