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5 Bangladeshi teens return after serving jail in India

  • Published at 11:29 am June 16th, 2019
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India returned Bangladeshi teens after serving jail there for Two years Dhaka Tribune

BSF officials handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at the Benapole ICP

Five Bangladeshi teenagers, including a girl, have returned home after serving jail term for two years in India.

They are - Abu Raihan, 16, of Satkhira, Apon, 14, of Jessore, Selim, 15, of Chapainawabganj, Rabbi, 14, of Narail, and Shahinur Khatun, 15 of Jhenaidah.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officials handed them over to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at the Benapole International Check Post (ICP) around 5pm on Saturday.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Benapole ICP BGB Camp Commander Subedar Bakibillah said: "These teenagers were lured to India with promises of good jobs. But they were arrested in Kolkata for travelling without valid documents and were later sentenced to a year in jail by the court.

"When they finished their jail terms, 'Barasat Kishalay,' a shelter home, took them in. Later, the children returned home at the intervention of the home ministries of the two countries," he said.  

The children have been handed over to Benapole Port police station and later, they will be handed over to their respective families.