Five-year-old Indian boy released from B`desh jail

Five-year-old Indian boy Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail along with his grandparents, was released on Sunday.

Dhaka: Five-year-old Indian boy Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail along with his grandparents, was released on Sunday.

Ariful was reunited with his parents after the Bangladesh Border Guards handed him along with his grandparents to the BSF at the Gede checkpost on the Indo-Bangladesh border early this morning.

Later the BSF handed them over to Murshidabad police, BSF sources said.

Ariful, his grandfather Hachimuddin Sheikh (48) and grandmother Mafroza Khatun (about 40) had gone to Bangladesh, apparently to see his ailing great grandmother and were apprehended in April last year.

They were sentenced by a judicial magistrate court in Kushthia to two months in prison and ordered to be repatriated to India but had been languishing in jail even after their prison term was over.

Ariful`s parents said they were happy that he is finally seeing his son.

"I am very happy and I thank everyone for their help and support," his mother said.

Hachimuddin Sheikh, his wife and their grandchild were arrested in April last year as they illegally entered Bangladesh to see an ailing relative.

They were sentenced by a judicial magistrate court in Kushthia to two months in prison and ordered to be repatriated to India but had been languishing in jail even after their prison term was over.

Ariful was reunited with his parents after the Bangladesh Border Guards handed him along with his grandparents to the BSF at the Gede checkpost on the Indo-Bangladesh border early this morning.

Later, the BSF handed them over to Murshidabad police, BSF sources said.

Ariful`s parents said they were happy that they were finally seeing their son.

"I am very happy and I thank everyone for their help and support," his mother said.

PTI

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