17 Tablig jamaat members return from India


10th August, 2020 01:25:23 printer

17 Tablig jamaat members return from India

Seventeen members of Bangladeshi Tablig Jamaat, including eight women, have returned from India through the Benapole Checkpost after serving four months jail in India.

Indian immigration police of Petrapole handed them over to Benapole Checkpost immigration police around 11:30pm on Sunday.

The returnees hail from different districts and Mirpur of Dhaka. They have been kept at institutional quarantine in Gazir Dorgah of Jhikargaccha upazila in the Jashore district, said Ashrafuzzaman, medical officer of Benapole Checkpost Immigration Health department.

Mohosin Khan, officer-in-charge of Benapole Checkpost immigration police, said that some 265 followers of Tablig Jamaat from different areas of Bangladesh went to India in February this year.

They were staying in India amid restrictions for coronavirus outbreak in March.

At one stage, Indian Police arrested them bringing allegations for spreading coronavirus.   

Later, they were sent to Hariana jail.

They were sent back after their four-month sentence was over, said the OC.