From Bhupen Goswami
Guwahathi: Assam Police has found a 200 metre long ultra-secret tunnel connecting India and Bangladesh at Karimganj. Police believe the secret tunnel is used for international smuggling or kidnapping. Karimganj Superintendent of Police Mayank Kumar said that the tunnel is used for international smuggling or kidnapping. The police traced the very secret tunnel while rescuing Dilwar Hussain, who was abducted on December 28. The hijackers demanded a ransom of Rs 5 lakh to his family. After returning, Dilwar informed the police about the tunnel and on Friday a special team launched a search operation in Ballia area.
Kumar said the tunnel is hidden very deep inside a forest, with a barbed fence over it. Dilar said that the tunnel leads to Sylhet in Bangladesh and uses it to smuggle rogue goods or take the abducted people to the other side. “Bsf has already been asked to close the Indian part of the tunnel,” SP Kumar said. According to an official report of assam police, Assam Police has found a 200 metre long tunnel connecting India and Bangladesh at Karimganj. Police believe the tunnel is used for international smuggling or kidnapping. Mayank Kumar informed on Friday that the tunnel was detected during the police rescue operation.
One person kidnapped from there has been rescued. It may be recalled that the police traced the hidden tunnel while rescuing the abducted Dilwar Hussain on December 28. Dilwar Hussain’s hijackers phoned his family and demanded a ransom of Rs 5 lakh. In fact, after the dilawar was rescued, he informed the police about the tunnel. On Friday, a special team launched a search operation in Ballia area. The tunnel is hidden in depth inside a forest, “Kumar said. On top of which there is a barbed boundary.
Dilawar informed the police that the forest tunnel leads to Sylhet in Bangladesh and is used regularly to make the goods of the smaling and the people. Kumar said that the BSF had already asked to discontinue it. According to Dilawar, there is a natural gap of about 63 in the Karimganj border of 92 kms. Intrusion through these places is stalled because there are 22 unexpected patches. In May 2018, a similar tunnel was found at Madanpur in Karimganj district, which was used for animal smuggling.