7 Bangladeshi women trafficked to India return via Benapole
Indian authorities on Thursday sent back seven Bangladeshi women, who were trafficked to that country two years ago. The seven were received by the Benapole immigration police at the international land border after India’s Petrapole immigration authorities sent them back on travel permit. The returnees have been identified as- Shirina Bishwash Kuri from Jashore, Anjuman Sumi from Kuri village, Moushumi Akter from Farispur, Ria Akter from Chattogram, Shohagi akter Mim from Sreepur, Zakia Akter from Khagrachari and Suma Akter from Sunamganj. Also read: Banned Indian drugs worth Tk 30 lakh seized at Benapole All of them are aged between 25 and 30 years. Officer-in-charge of Benapole immigration police Ahsan Habib said that the women were produced in a local court that granted them bail. "The women have been taken to a shelter home by NGO Justice and Care." The women told cops that they had entered India two years ago illegally through brokers and who promised job opportunities there. Also read: Govt relaxes conditions for returnees from India through Benapole Senior program officer of Justice and Care, ABM Muhit Hossain said that Indian police rescued the women after getting to know that they had fallen into the trap of human traffickers. The returnees will stay in 14-day institutional quarantine in Jashore for now considering the current Covid situation, said the officer. "After that, we will help them get jobs in Bangladesh,” he said.
Two Bangladeshi women trafficked to India returns via Benapole
Indian authorities on Wednesday sent back two Bangladeshi women, who were trafficked to the country, through the Benapole border. The two women have been identified as Moushumi Khatun, 24, and Mariam Khatun, 25, residents of Sirajganj and Jashore districts, respectively. India’s Petrapole immigration authorities handed over the two women to their counterparts in Benapole this morning. Also read: Passengers can travel to India every day, but return on 3 days through Benapole Office-bearers of ‘Justice and Care’, an NGO in Jashore, Shaoli Sultana, said, "Moushumi and Mariam went to India’s Mumbai illegally with the hope of grabbing well-paid jobs but ended up getting risky jobs there." Tipped off, Indian cops arrested them and an NGO subsequently kept them at its shelter home, she said. The Indian police sent the women back to Bangladesh on travel permits following exchange of letters at Home Ministry level, said Shaoli. Also read: 304 enter through Benapole after fresh regulations Officer-in-Charge of Benapole immigration police said that after the immigration formalities, the two women were sent to the Benapole hotel to undergo the mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine.