20 Bangladeshi teenaged girls return after serving jail term in India
Published : Wednesday, 13 September, 2017 at 10:37 PM Count : 163
Some 20 Bangladeshi teenaged girls returned home on Wednesday night through Benapole check post after serving one and half years languishing in an Indian prison.
Indian police handed them over to Benapole immigration Police.
They are hailing from Khulna and Narail districts.
Omor Sharif, officer-in-charge of Benapole check post immigration police said 20 teenage girls illegally entered Indian territory two years ago without valid documents through border crossings in Jessore searching for good jobs.
Later, Indian police arrested them from Mumbai during a periodic crackdown on illegal immigration.
A case was filed against them and an Indian court sentenced them one and half years imprisonment each for illegally crossing the border without valid documents and them Mombai central Jail.
On completion of the jail terms, Indian government returned them through an initiative of the two countries' Home Ministries.
Alamgir Hossain, officer in charge of Benapole Port Police Station said they handed the returnees over to their respective families.