24 Bangladeshi nationals return from Myanmar after serving jail term

Sun Online Desk

23rd February, 2021 04:03:37 printer

24 Bangladeshi nationals return from Myanmar after serving jail term

A total of 24 Bangladeshi nationals returned to the country from Myanmar on Tuesday after serving in jail for different periods on charges of intrusion into the country.

Before handing the returnees to Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB), a flag meeting between BGB and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) was held at the No-1 Entry and Exit point of Maungdaw district in the Myanmar at 9:30am.

Through the flag meeting, the Myanmar’s BGP handed over 24 Bangladeshi nationals imprisoned in Myanmar to the BGB.

Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan, Commander of Teknaf Battalion (2 BGB), led the nine-member Bangladesh delegation and Police Lieutenant Colonel Zaw Lin Aung, Commanding Officer of 4 no. BGP Branch, Myanmar led the seven-member Myanmar delegation.

Arrangements have been made to keep 24 Bangladeshi nationals returning from Myanmar in the institutional quarantine, consisting of Upazila Nirbahi Officer and Upazila Health Officer.

It is to be noted that under the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs and through the diplomatic activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the overall cooperation of the Head of Mission of the Bangladesh Consulate in Sittwe, Myanmar, BGB has established effective liaison with the concerned Myanmar BGP and finally the 24 Bangladeshi nationals detained in various jails in Myanmar were repatriated to Bangladesh. The local administration provides overall cooperation.