বুধবার, ২১ অক্টোবর ২০২০, ০৭:৫১ পূর্বাহ্ন
Arun Sarkar, Bureau Chief Sylhet : Various types of illegal Indian goods are constantly entering through the border area of Sylhet. These products are entering freely under the leadership of some influential smugglers. These products enter the border areas of Jaintapur, Gowainghat, Kanaighat and Kompaniganj upazilas of Sylhet district and are scattered all over Bangladesh. Due to lack of administrative prowess, smugglers and donors in these four upazilas are now millionaires. Apart from this, some BGB, police, detective police (DB) members, linemen including yellow journalists. Due to the lack of subordination of other intelligence agencies, their running is increasing day by day.
It has been learned on the spot that every night some of the mentioned persons are being smuggled into the country through the border area with extortion of lakhs and lakhs of rupees. The products include a variety of weapons, drugs, saris, cows, buffaloes, kit cartoons, drug-injections, sanitizers, mobile phones, sports shoes, snake venom, motorcycle-tires, cosmetics and gold bars. Besides, consignments of raw materials are also entering effortlessly by evading crores and crores of rupees of government revenue. It is being used as a safe road, Sylhet-Tamabil Road, Gowainghat-Salutikar Road, Kanaighat-Rajaganj and Golapganj Road, Zakiganj-Sylhet Road and Kompaniganj-Salutikar Road. All these products are being scattered in different parts of the country through the headquarters area of Sylhet District Police through the nose of the BGB. As a result, people from different walks of life are getting involved in such activities.
Meanwhile, a number of people in the conscious community, who did not want to be named, said that some unscrupulous people are managing the BGB-police and doing this business. Only a survey of Jaintapur and Gowainghat upazilas showed that a group of 20-30 people were intimately involved with it. They smuggle these products into Bangladesh by extorting large sums of money from the administration. They are, Kabiraj Farooq Ahmed, Rubel Ahmed, Abdul Karim, Nazrul Islam Najai, Nazim Ahmed, Rahim Uddin, Anwar, Saddam Hussein, Selim Ahmed and Abdur Rahim. Basically this cycle works as a lineman. They constantly deliver lakhs and lakhs of rupees to the administration table.
The locals in this area know them by the same name. Meanwhile, control at least 50 influential smugglers.However, a source said that Saiful, OC of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) and Sylhet District Detective Police (DB), and Abdul Ahad, OC of Gowainghat Police Station, paid the most. They deposit at least three lakh rupees per night at their table. Besides, BGB alone took five lakh rupees. Some other unscrupulous policemen also misappropriated another two lakh rupees. This is how the rampant trade of illegal goods is going on. Although an intelligent group of elite forces is working to prevent this in the border areas, there is no way to stop this smuggling business.
Enye Sachetan Mahal thinks that as long as a selfish group of the administration is involved in this, illegal products will be scattered in the border areas. It is possible to remedy this if all the members of the administration can work together. At the time, they claimed, if the linemen could bring the godfathers under the law, it would be possible to identify other people involved in the incident. They said a few sources of the District Detective Police (DB) were always stationed in the border area. Smugglers are involved in all these activities under their umbrella. If their wealth is taken into account, then the cat on the floor will come out. It can be seen that OC Saiful and Gowainghat Police Station OC Abdul Ahad have become banana trees with swollen fingers in a few days. Besides, they have also requested the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to take information from the linemen and some other lakhs of people who have become millionaires in Jainta-Gowainghat Upazila.
Besides, he controlled as a lineman in Sylhet Sadar area, Mannan of Shahparan Khadimpara Kallogram, Ranjan de of Tilagarh Gopaltila and 2-3 other smugglers. Suddenly Ranjan has gone from zero to millionaire in a short time. Luxurious cars, houses and immovable property have been built.
Talking to lineman Abdul Karim on his mobile phone to know about this, he said that he was not involved in any such work. However, Rahim Uddin admitted the truth of the incident and said that at present no weapons or drugs are entering through the Lalakhal border area. Only cows, buffaloes and small cosmetics enter through that area. In response to another question, he said, “Abdul Karim is in charge and we are cooperating with him.” He said Anwar, Saddam and Selim Ahmed were cooperating with him. Meanwhile, Nazrul Islam Najai said on his mobile phone that he does not work as a lineman. He delivered letters to the Guabari Border Area (BGB) and said Eid was actually delivered to the official sweet BSF. Another lineman called Kabiraj Farooq Ahmed on his mobile phone more than once but his phone was not received.
When he contacted Gowainghat Police Station Officer-in-Charge Abdul Ahad on his mobile phone to find out about this, he became embarrassed and excited and said that the border area is not guarded by the police, extortion against the police has become a cheap thing! If you journalists write two pens, but the benefit is yours? In such a statement, compassion comes to the camel.
When contacted by mobile phone with Sylhet District Detective Police (DB) OC Saiful, he denied the allegation, saying a raid was carried out in the border area under their leadership on Monday night and there was no question of extortion.