Indian prisoner back from Bangladesh after 20 yrs
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 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 bus.

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 said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 09, 2011, 15:40

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