June 26, 2024, 4:19 am


Siyam Hoque

Published:
2020-04-16 18:16:22 BdST

74 Bangladeshis return via Benapole


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Seventy-four Bangladeshi nationals, who got stuck in India, returned home through Benapole check-post under a special arrangement on Wednesday.

The body of a Bangladeshi was also brought back.

Ahsan Kabir, officer-in-charge of Benapole Immigration, said these people went to India for treatment and travel purposes and got stuck when the Indian government declared shutdown till May 3, UNB reported.

Sunil Das, a returnee, said he went to Chennai for treatment two months ago.

Puluk Kumar Mandal, Sharsha Upazila Nirbahi Officer, said 477 people have so far returned from India since April 6 and they were kept in quarantine at Benapole Municipality Biye Bari and a madrasha on Jahore-Benapole Highway.

 

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