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14 Bangladeshis return serving jail term in India

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 10:37 AM, 5 January 2018   Updated: 08:00 PM, 5 January 2018

Benapole check-post (File photo)

Benapole check-post (File photo)

Fourteen Bangladeshi nationals, including five children, returned home through Benapole check-post on Thursday night after serving one and a half years jail in an Indian prison.

Petrapole Immigration police handed them over to their Bangladeshi counterparts around 9 pm, said Tarikul Islam, officer-in-charge of Benapole Immigration police.

The police personnel said the returnees had entered India two years back without valid documents through a Jessore border point in search of jobs. Indian police arrested them from Kolkata.

Afterwards, the arrestees were produced before a local court when the court sentenced them to one and a half years’ imprisonment

Upon completion of the jail term, the process to bring them back started following a joint intervention by the home ministries of the two countries.