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first_imgBALURGHAT: Four Bangladeshi minor boys having identified as Mohammad Sah Jamal (17), Rashid Islam (13), Mohammad Sagar Hussein (12) and Iman Islam (14), who were caught around one-and-half-years ago by police from Hili in South Dinajpur and neighbouring Malda respectively have been pushed back to Bangladesh on Wednesday in presence of Aktab Hussein, officer-in-charge posted at Hili Immigration Department for Bangladesh, Shipra Roy, officer-in-charge posted at Hili Immigration Department for India, district coordinator of Child-line, Suraj Das, along with many dignitaries of both countries and police. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe four minor boys were kept in juvenile correctional home, Suvayan in Balurghat, on the basis of the verdict given by the court. Police said the minors hail from Nowga, Dinajpur and Khulna districts in neighbouring Bangladesh. Police interrogation revealed they were forced to sneak through unfenced areas of Hili under the compulsion of extreme poverty.Struggling with poverty in Bangladesh, their parents were forced to send them to India illegally, in search of shelter and jobs here. Perhaps they entered the Indian Territory through the Hili border area with the help of a linkman but without having valid documents, they were nabbed by the police. Accordingly, the court ordered to keep them in juvenile home.Aktab Hussein, officer-in-charge posted at Hili Immigration Department for Bangladesh said: “Initially we had spoken to the BSF high officials posted in Hili International border and Indian government to get the minors back as per appeal of the worried guardians. We are happy that the concerned counterpart responded positively to our appeal.”last_img

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