14 Tabligh followers return home from India

10 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BENAPOLE: Fourteen Bangladeshi Tabligh-e-Jamaat members returned home on Friday night after languishing in an Indian jail for 40 days, reports UNB.

Mohsin Khan, officer-in-charge of Benapole Check-post Immigration Police said that Indian immigration police handed them over to Bangladesh authorities through Benapole check-post around 11:30pm.

The 14 Bangladeshis are residents of different areas including Dhaka, he said.

After completing their medical tests, they will be kept in institutional quarantine at Jhikargasa of Jashore for 14 days, he said.

According to immigration police, 265 Tabligh Jamaat men went to India in February this year. They were staying there during the coronavirus outbreak.

Indian police arrested them along with others who attended a Tabligh event in Nizamuddin of Delhi, on charges of spreading the infection while Indian court sentenced them to 40-day jail terms.