Sunday, April 5, 2009

24 deported from India sent to jail

Twenty-four people, deported by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) through two border points in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts on Friday, were sent to jail yesterday.

The judicial magistrate's courts in the districts sent them to jail after police produced them before the courts in connection with the cases filed under Bangladesh Control of Entry Act 1952.

Police said these people hail from various districts across the country and suffered one month's jail term in India as they entered the country illegally to seek fortune or for treatment.

"By entering India illegally, they committed crime even under the law of Bangladesh", said Sub-inspector Saidur Rahman of Godagari Police Station.

Of the 24 deported people, 12 were captured by BDR personnel at Sahebnagar frontier under Godagari upazila of Rajshahi while the rest in Shibrampur area of Bangabari border under Gomostapur upazila of Chapaianwabganj.

BDR members handed over the captured people to police in Godagari and Gomostapur accusing them in two separate cases filed under Bangladesh Control of Entry Act 1952 with respective police stations.

Those captured at Sahebnagar frontier are Rehana Khanam of Gopalpur in Jessore district, Biplob of Shalbagan in Rajshahi city, Shahidul Islam of Godagari, Abdul Bari and Akkas Mondol of Mohonpur, Ketab Ali of Charghat in Rajshahi, Jahangir of Char Devinagar in Chapainawabganj, Mosarraf Hossain of Laxmipur, Nantu and Khokon Biswas of Kushtia, Parimal Chandra Mondol and his son Das Chandra Mondol of Faridpur.

The rest 12 people, captured by BDR men on Bangabari border in Chapainawabganj district, are from different areas of Bagerhat and Jhenaidah districts. They are two and a half years old Nodi, Sagar, 7, Shahinur, 35, Azmira, 23, Fulbanu, 25, Hasina, 28, Nurjahan, 26, Nazma, 35, Abdul Barek, 35, Saidur, 25, Sohel,16, and Ziaul, 25.

Meanwhile, the Indian border guards pushed at least 13 Indian nationals into Bangladesh through Majhardiar borderon Friday night. However, they were pushed back by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) personnel yesterday morning.


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