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12 Bangladeshi Nationals Illegally Entering Tripura Repatriated After 2 Years

Tripura: Twelve Bangladeshi nationals who entered Tripura illegally in search of employment have been repatriated after completing legal procedures and spending over two years in detention. The group, consisting of six females and six males, entered illegally with the assistance of touts. They were repatriated through the Agartala-Akhaura Integrated Check Post.

12 Bangladeshi nationals deported after illegally trespassing into state for jobs

Arif Mohammad, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Agartala, expressed gratitude to the Government of India and Tripura for completing the formalities and facilitating the repatriation. The individuals, including 11 adults and one minor girl, entered India without valid documents and were apprehended by local law enforcement agencies.

One of the repatriated individuals, Sohan Miah, stated that he entered Tripura to work in a garments company with the help of a tout but was captured by the Border Security Force (BSF). After 15 months, he is now returning home. Another repatriated person, Md Riaz Hossen, mentioned that they entered India due to touts and were handed over to the BSF. He expressed relief at going home to meet his family after 15 months.

Saju Rai, who came to receive his mother and brother, explained that they fell into the trap of touts who took them to Tripura illegally for treatment. However, they were detained by the BSF. The repatriation marks the end of a prolonged waiting period, ranging from 6 months to 2 years, due to legal formalities.

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