38 Bangladeshi children return after serving jail in India

United News of Bangladesh . Benapole | Published: 10:05, Jan 26,2021 | Updated: 10:17, Jan 26,2021


Thirty-eight Bangladeshi children return from India after a two-year imprisonment at Benapole immigration police on Monday, 25 January, 2021. — UNB photo

Thirty-eight Bangladeshi children returned from India through Benapole after a two-year imprisonment for illegal entry.

All the returnees are aged between 12 and 15 years. Ten of them are boys and 28 are girls.

India’s Petrapole immigration police handed them over to Benapole immigration police on Monday night.

From there, three NGO’s took them to Jashore’s shelter home to send them back to their families.

Bangladeshi deputy high commissioner to India Shamim Yasmin said that the children went to India without proper travel documents in the hope of a better life.

Police arrested them while they were working at homes in different places of India.

Benapole check post immigration officer-in-charge Ahsan Habib said that these children went to India illegally at different times.

After their release from jail, some Indian NGOs kept them at shelter homes.


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