44 Bangladeshis return home from India

Published : 06 Apr 2020 08:50 PM | Updated : 04 Sep 2020 11:03 PM

A total of 44 Bangladeshis, who were stuck in different areas of West Bengal in India, returned home through Benapole border on Monday under special arrangement. 

They had been stranded in Kolkata since March 26 after the suspension of passenger crossing between the two countries. India allowed them to return home after discussions between the high commissions of the two countries and relevant ministries.

Dr Habibur Rahman, health officer of Benapole check post, said that the Bangladeshis entered the country between morning and afternoon on Monday. “They will be quarantined at a community centre of Benapole municipality,” he said.

Meanwhile, residents of Benapole municipal area demonstrated after inauguration of the institutional quarantine at the community centre by the district administration. In the last four days, 185 people came back to the country.

Officer-in-Charge of Benapole Check Post Immigration Police Mohsin Ali said that 44 Bangladeshis in various places of West Bengal, including Kolkata, returned home today with special arrangement. 

Deputy Commissioner of Jashore Shafiul Arif, Inaugurated of institutional quarantine at Benapole Municipal Community Center on Monday afternoon,  Jashore Civil Surgeon Sheikh Abu Shaheen, Lt Col Salim Reja of 49 BGB , and Benapole Municipal Mayor Ashraful Alam Liton were  present there.