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14 Bangladeshis return after serving jail term in India

  • Published at 10:05 am January 5th, 2018
14 Bangladeshis return after serving jail term in India
Fourteen Bangladeshis, including five children, returned home through the Benapole check-post on Thursday night after languishing in an Indian jail for a year and a half. Tarikul Islam, officer-in-charge of Benapole immigration police, said Petrapole immigration police handed them over to their Bangladeshi counterparts around 9pm. The victims had entered India two years ago without valid documents through a Jessore border point in search of jobs. Indian police arrested them from Kolkata. Later, an Indian court sentenced them to one and a half years in jail. The process to bring them back started following a joint intervention by the home ministries of the two countries. Motiar Rahman, a sub-inspector at Benapole port police station, said police handed the returnees over to their families.