10 Bangladeshi teen girls return home after serving jail in India

Benapole Correspondent  

A total of 10 Bangladeshi teenage girls returned home through Benapole check post in Jashore on Friday night after serving two years jail in India.

Indian police handed them over to Benapole immigration police at about 9.00 pm. The girls hailed from Narail, Jashore and Khulna districts.

Mohsin Hossain, officer in-charge of Benapole check post immigration police, said a team of Indian police had arrested them from Kolkatta city for going there illegally. A gang of human traffickers took them to India through Jessore border promising to arrange lucrative jobs, two and a half years ago he said. They were sent to a Kolkatta court which jailed them for two years. Later, on completion of the jail term, they were kept at a Lalua shelter home there.

The Indian authorities returned them following repeated requests by the Bangladesh Home Ministry.

A special Indian police team on Friday night brought them to Bangladesh, sources said.

Indian immigration police later handed them over to Benapole immigration police.