BSF nabs North Korean attempting to slip into Bengal; inquiry ongoing
In a significant breakthrough, the Border Security Force nabbed a North Korean national as he was attempting to slip into India through the porous Indo-Bangladesh international border.
The incident happened in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
The accused has been identified as Jhung Ho, who is in his thirties, and has been detained with a valid North Korean passport.
The BSF has meanwhile not found any valid visa on the North Korean to enter India.
It emerged during the preliminary investigation that Jhung Ho may have been working with a North Korean mining equipment making firm in Bangladesh for the past two years.
It also emerged that though he wanted to visit India, he could not manage a tourist visa.
Sources revealed that Jhung Ho has confessed to the police that he paid a hefty sum to a tout to be taken across the border.
The West Bengal government has contacted the Ministry of External Affairs to deal with this case.>