If there are any Bangladeshis illegally staying in India, they will be bought back following due procedure, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen.
The minister made the statement while speaking to journalists after attending a programme arranged by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Sylhet's Akhalia on Tuesday. Zakiganj Battalion (BGB 19) organised the event to destroy narcotics seized in between May 5, 2018 and December 10 this year.
"India will not do anything that causes unrest in Bangladesh. Stability in India means stability in Bangladesh; unrest there causes disturbance here. Therefore, India has promised not to do anything that will affect Bangladesh," the minister added.
Earlier, narcotics worth Tk17 crore were destroyed. The illegal drugs included different brands of Indian whiskey, phynsedyl, beer, canabis, yaba, bidi and cigarettes.
BGB Commander for North-East region Bregadier General Md Zakir Hossain, acting sector commander of Sylhet Lt Colonel Ahmed Yousuf Jamil, Zakiganj battalion Commander Lt Colonel Rafiqul Islam, Sylhet District Commissioner M Kazi Emdadul Haque, and Superiendent of Police of Sylhet Md Farid Uddin, among others, spoke at the event.