11 back from India after jail term

11 back from India after jail term

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Eleven Bangladeshi construction workers have returned home from India upon completion of their two and a half years’ imprisonment in that country.
Indian police handed over the workers to the Bangladesh Immigration Police at Benapole check post on Sunday night.The returnees hail from Satkhira and Rajshahi districts.Monir Hossain, officer-in-charge of the immigration police at Benapole check post, said the 11 workers had been arrested by Indian police from Kerala town for entering India illegally on November, 2011.Officer-in-charge of the immigration police at Benapole check post
Qamruzzaman said a team of Indian police had arrested the 11 construction workers from Kerala town in India on November, 2011 while they were working in a building there.Afterwards, they were sent to Kerala Central Jail where they served two and a half years’ jail term.Upon completion of the jail term, the workers were later kept in a shelter home.The Indian government has returned them following repeated requests the Bangladesh home ministry made through sending several letters.The workers were sent back to Bangladesh by a special representative of the Indian government Later, Indian police handed over them to Benapole immigration police at night. -UNB, Benapole

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