9 Bangladeshis return from Indian jail
Nine Bangladeshi women and children returned home after languishing in an Indian jail there for nearly four years.
Indian immigration police handed them over to Bangladesh authorities through Benapole check-post yesterday.
The returnees are Zohura Khatun, Rina Bibi, Jannatul Ferdous, Rozina Khatun, Sagarika, Salma Khatun, Josna Begum, Rabiul and Shamim.
All of them hailed from different parts of Jessore, Narail, Sunamganj, Chuadanga, Satkhira, Khagrachhari and Chittagong districts.
Omar Sharif, officer-in-charge of Benapole check-post immigration police, said all the nine had gone to India illegally in search of job four years back.
Later, they were arrested from Mumbai and Alipur and sent to jail.
The decision to return them was taken following an intervention of the home ministries of the two countries.