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BSF returns 27 Bangladeshi women, children

  • Published at 02:39 pm February 22nd, 2019
File photo of Bangladesh - India border

Two NGOs have taken responsibility of the returned Bangladeshis 

The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has returned 27 Bangladeshi women and children, who were trafficked to India through various border points.

India's Petrapole port’s BSF unit handed them over to Benapole port’s Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) unit around 9pm on Thursday.

Later BGB handed them over to Benapole port police station where two NGOs - Rights Jessore, and Justice & Care- took the responsibility of the returned women and children. 

The NGO officials will hand them over to their respective families upon contact.  

It has been known that these women went to India through different border points with the assistance of middlemen in search of better jobs. The Indian police captured them at different times and sent them to detention centre. 

An NGO, Rescue Foundation, freed them from detention centre and took them into its guardianship. Later home ministries of both countries contacted and made an arrangement for their repatriation.  

Benapole ICP BGB Camp Commander Subedar Moniruzzaman confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.