Update October 3, 2015

Dhaka 6-01 am, 30-September, 2020

Seven Bangladeshis return home after languishing in Indian jail

Sumel Sarker

Benapole

Seven Bangladeshis return home after languishing in Indian jail

03 October 2015, Nirapad News: Seven Bangladeshi nationals returned home from India on Thursday after languishing in a jail there for two and a half years.

Indian Immigration Police handed them over to the Bangladesh authorities through Benapole check post in the night.

The returnees were identified as Shafiqul Islam of Abhaynagar upazila in Jessore district, Saimon Biswas, 8, son of Shafiqul Islam, Babu Sheikh, 25, son of Akram Sheikh of Kalia upazila in Narail district, Nurul Abedin, 30, of Banchharampur upazila in Brahmanbaria district, Aftabur Rahman, 27, of Chhatak upazila in Sunamganj district, Sharif Molla alias Borhan, 30, of Bagharpara upazila in Jessore district and Idris Ali, 22, of Shariatpur district.

Anisur Rahman, Benapole check post immigration officer, said all the seven had gone to India illegally in search of jobs two and a half years back.

Indian police arrested them from Tamil Nadu and sent them to Kerala jail.

Later, a decision was taken to return them following joint intervention of the home ministries of the two countries.

The victims were handed over to the members of human rights organisation ‘Right’s Jessore’ in the night.

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