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2 B'deshi minors caught in city, sent back home

Balurghat: Two Bangladeshi minor boys having identified as Mohammad Rony (10) and Mohammad Dilwar Hussein (16), who were caught around two years ago from Balurghat rail station and Trimohini in Hili of South Dinajpur respectively,
have been pushed back to Bangladesh on Tuesday.
This was done 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, and district coordinator of Child-line Suraj Das along with many other dignitaries and police of both the countries. The two minor boys were kept in juvenile correctional home, Suvayan in Balurghat on the basis of the verdict given by the court.
Police said the two minors hail from Barisal and Mymensingh districts in neighbouring Bangladesh. Police interrogation revealed they were forced to sneak through unfenced areas of Hili under compulsion of extreme poverty.
Struggling with poverty in Bangladesh, their parents were forced to send them in India illegally in search of shelter and job. Perhaps, the duo entered the Indian Territory through the Hili border area with the help of a linkman in search of work but without having valid documents, they were nabbed by the police. Aktab Hussein, officer-in-charge posted at Hili Immigration Department for Bangladesh said: "Initially we had spoken to the BSF high officials posted at
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."
Notably 26 Bangladeshi minors are now being sheltered in Suvayan as per court judgment. Meanwhile, the state home (police) department has asked the mobile taskforce to coordinate with the BSF and keep a close vigil.
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