111 Bangladesh fishermen return home from India
19 February 2015, Nirapad News: Some 111 Bangladeshi fishermen returned home from India through Shyamnagar border here on Thursday after languishing in Indian jail.
The returnees hail from different areas of Cox’s Bazar, Barguna and Patuakhali districts.
A team of Samsar Nagar Police Station in South 24 Parganas district in India handed over the Bangladeshi fishermen to Shyamnagar police at Zero point along the bordering Kalinchi River in Shyamnagar upazila around 1:45 pm.
Officer-in-charge of the Shyamnagar Police Station Aminul Islam received the fishermen along with five trawlers.
Shyamnagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abu Sayed M Manzur Alam, commanding officer Lt Col Mohammad Khaled Bin Yusuf of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Nildumur-34 battalion and its operation officer Major Mamun were also present.
Shyamnagar OC Aminul Islam said the 111 fishermen in five trawlers were arrested in different times as they entered the Indian water territory illegally while catching fish in the sea. They served in different jail terms ranging from six months to one year in West Bengal.
The returnees were handed over to their families after completion of legal process, the OC added.