Bangladesh immigration police arrested two journalists working for the British Channel 4 television network as they attempted to cross into India at the western Benapole border checkpoint on Monday.
According to police, the two journalists are arrested on specific charges under the Bangladesh Penal Code for treason. A video camera, some videocassettes and some papers were seized from their possession.
The Benapole police said the two journalists had told a joint team of police and military intelligence officers they were teachers and were travelling on tourist visas. It is said the Intelligence personnels in Bangladesh were following these two persons whose movements seemed to be suspicious they were alleged to be filming footage for a report on Islamic extremist groups in Bangladesh. .