- Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura
Agartala, June 28, 2022 : After a long wait of 27 months, the immigration services between India and Bangladesh has been commenced through Tripura’s Kailashahar sub-division under Unakoti district on Tuesday, which was stopped in March, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At around 11 AM on Tuesday, five Bangladeshi nationals entered India with valid immigration documents through Immigration Check Post in Kailashahar under Unakoti district, which is about 138 KMs away from Agartala city. The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel opened the gates of the India-Bangladesh international border and let them enter India.
Following this, the BSF personnel checked documents of the 5 people and their belongings who came from Bangladesh. Then the people from Bangladesh moved to Kailashahar Immigration Check Post. At Kailashahar Immigration’s office, 5 people from Bangladesh were registered by showing valid documents and then allowed to enter India.
Similarly, two Indian nationals registered their names at Kailashahar Immigration Check Post and went to the BSF’s post and from there, they were allowed to enter the territory of Bangladesh after completion of the evaluation.
An official of the Kailashahar Immigration Check Post, Radha Kishore Debbarma said this office centre was closed from March 14, 2020. “We have received an official order from higher officials and today, we have opened the immigration services”, he added.
Among the Bangladeshi nationals, Urmi Ghosh of Maloybazar area said that she had entered Indian territory for medical treatment at Tripura’s capital city Agartala. She is immensely happy as the immigration services had resumed after a long time.
After a long 27 months, people of both the countries expressed their happiness as the Immigration Check Post started functioning in Kailashahar, the bordering town of India.