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Indian prisoner back from Bangladesh after 20 yrs

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:40

Kalyani (WB): An Indian national, who was
sentenced to 30 years in jail by a Bangladeshi court under the
Arms Act, is back in the country as a free man after serving 20
years in the prison.

48-year-old Amaresh Biswas, a resident of Ashoknagar in 24
Parganas North district, had illegally entered into Bangladesh
through the Kulopara-Tungi border area of Burnpur in Nadia
district to meet his relatives there, Superintendent of Police
Sabyasachi Raman Mishra told reporters here.

Biswas was arrested by the Bangladeshi Police a few days
later while he was going to see a sugar mill in Darshana by a

He was produced before a Bangladeshi court which charged
him under the Arms Act and awarded 30-years imprisonment.

"I had no arms, but I was charged under the Arms Act,"
Biswas claimed.

Though he was sentenced to 30 years in jail, he was freed
after 20 years because of accumulation of leave.

The BDR handed him over to the BSF at the Gede border
in Nadia district yesterday.

"He was convicted in Bangladesh and was in a jail in
Meherpur. He was handed over to the BSF who handed him over to
the Krishnaganj police in Nadia. We have informed the police
station concerned to contact his family to take him back," he


First Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:40
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