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18 kids back after languishing in Indian jail for 4 yrs
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18 kids back after languishing in Indian jail for 4 yrs

Indian authorities handed over 18 Bangladeshi children, who languished in jail for four years for entering the country illegally, to Bangladesh authorities at Benapole check post on Monday evening.
Border Security Force (BSF) of India and its immigration police formally handed over the children to Bangladeshi immigration police at the check post in the evening.Officer-in-charge Jahangir Alam of immigration police of Benapole said human traffickers had promised to send the 18 children to different countries, including Pakistan, with lucrative jobs but later they took them to India through different border points of the country four years ago.At one stage, they were detained by the members of the law enforcement agencies of India and they had been kept in a prison here where they languished for four years. Later, the Indian authorities decided to return the children to Bangladesh through travel permit. Dhaka Ahsania Mission and Bangladesh Jatiya Mohila Ainjibi Samity received the children in the evening. Of the returnees, sixteen were identified as Babu Mandal, Onitosh, Sabuj, Harun, Al Amin, Ali Hossain, Jasim, Rakesh, Gaffar, Monir, Shahriar, Noyon, Sumon, Mamun, Bijoy and Khorshed. They hail from different villages of Cox’s Bazar, Satkhira, Narayanganj, Khulna and Pirojpur district. -UNB

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