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19 Bangladeshis home after serving in Indian jail

Publication Date : 14-02-2013


Nineteen Bangladeshis have returned home after serving two years in an Indian jail.

Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Benapole immigration police, said the Petrapole Immigration police handed them over to the Bangladesh immigration police through the Benapole check post Tuesday afternoon.

The victims hail from different areas of Dhaka, Satkhira, Jessore, Chuadanga and Pirojpur districts. They said human traffickers sent them to India two years ago, luring them with the promise of jobs.

Indian police arrested them in Mumbai and after trials in court, put them in jail on charge of illegal entry into the country.

Their release was facilitated following contacts between the home ministries of Bangladesh and India.

The Bangladeshis returned home, availing the travel permit issued by the Indian government.

Meanwhile, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members arrested 14 people, including children and women, from Putkhali border who were trying to enter India illegally on the same day.

Of the arrestees, eight are men, four women and two children. They hail from different areas of Narail, Khulna and Barisal districts.

The traffickers, who brought the 14 people to the border, managed to flee.



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