2 Bangladeshis return after serving jail in India

Two Bangladeshi teenagers returned home through Benapole check post on Saturday morning after serving two years’ jail in India.

Indian police handed them over to Benapole immigration police at 10.30 am. The arrestees hailed from Kutubdia police station in Cox Bazar District.

Ahsan Habib, officer in-charge of Benapole check post immigration police, said a team of Indian police had arrested them from Gujrat city for going there illegally.

A gang of human traffickers took them to India through Jashore border promising to arrange lucrative jobs, two and half years ago, he said. They were sent to a Gujarat court which jailed them for two years. Later, on completion of the jail term, they were kept at a Children Homes for Girls shelter home there.

The Indian authorities returned them following repeated requests by the Bangladesh home ministry. A special Indian police team on Saturday brought them to Bangladesh, sources here said.

Benapole immigration police later handed them over to Benapole port police station. Later Benapole  Port thana police handed them over to their respective family.