47 Bangladeshis retuned after 2 yrs in Indian prison

At least 47 Bangladeshi nationals including women and children retuned after serving two years in prison in India for dwelling illegally on Friday night.A gang of traffickers collected 45 Bangladeshi girls from poor families of remote area of the country and sold them in India.
Indian rescue foundation and Police handed over them to Benapole Immigration Police through Pertapole Check post.
Amongst them, Tania, 20, Meghna, 20, Pinki, 25, Joya, 20, Sumi Akter, 21, Maya Chawdhury, 24, Shila, 20, Ayesha, 19, Sabina, 23, Taslima, 24, Kohinur, 27, Bakul, 28, Payel, 26, Ria, 27, Ety, 20, Shilpa, 21, Kabita, 22, sahida, 22, Mahmuda, 24, Salma, 24, Piya, 22, Ruma, 26, Sima 28, Lata, 25 and so on.
Most of them hailed from in Narail, Satkhira, Khulna, Jessore, Bagerhat, Chittagong and Sylhet.
Benapole Immigration Officer-in-Charge Kamrujjaman told banglanews, “A total of 47 women and children who intruded into India two years ago, returned home through travel permit.”
Jessore rights’ program manager Tarikul Islam told banglanews, “Because of poverty these women went to India being allured by traffickers. Later, Indian police arrested them on allegation of illegal migration and produced them before court. Considering them as victims, the court ordered to hand over them to a NGO named ‘Indian rescue foundation’.”
Later, the NGO contacted with Bangladesh to confirm their identity. After completion of legal process, they returned home, he added.
Jessore Rights’ Executive director Binoy Krishno received them on Friday night after completion of immigration formality. These women and children will be handed over to their families on Saturday, said sources concerned.
Earlier on Thursday evening, 65 Bangladehi nationals including 60 women and five children returned from India through the same check post with travel permit.
Source: Bangla news 24

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