Two Indian nationals have returned to their homes in Assam’s Hojai district after spending several years in Bangladesh jail even as a Bangladesh national deported to the neighbouring country.
“The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) handed over the two men – Hussain Dilowar and Selim Uddin–to the Border Security Force (BSF) at Sutarkandi border check point in Karimganj district on Thursday,” said a police official.
Later, the BSF handed them over to police and they were sent back to their homes after questioning, said the police official.
Dilowar and Selim accidentally crossed over to Bangladesh territory by going through a wrong path after which they were nabbed by BGB jawans and handed over to Bangladesh police.
Later, a Bangladesh court sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment.
Following discussions between the High Commissioners of India and Bangladesh, they have finally been sent to India through the Sutarkandi international border.
Police officials of Hojai and Karimganj were present when they were brought back through the border.
On the other hand, a Bangladeshi national was deported to his country through the Sutarkandi border check post in the presence of the BSF and BGB officials on Thursday.
The Bangladeshi national, identified as Babul Roy, accidentally entered Indian territory through the Patharkandi area in Karimganj four years back. He had been lodged in a detention camp since then.