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Murshidabad kid arrives India after staying in B`desh

Last Updated: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 22:27

Baharampur: Five-year-old Ariful Sheikh of Murshidabad district on Sunday arrived in India after spending a year in a Bangladesh jail with his grandparents sentenced to two months in prison for trespassing.

Ariful and his grandparents Hashimuddin Sheikh (48) and Mafroza Khatun (40) landed at Gede border checkpoint in Nadia district through western Chuadanga frontiers in Bangladesh at 11.30 am, the police said.

On setting foot on Indian soil, Hashimuddin Sheikh said, "it feels good to be returning home after such a long time".

Ariful was returning home in Murshidabad district today after spending a year at Kushtia Jail in Bangladesh with his grandparents.

Ariful had accompanied his farmer grandfather Hashimuddin Sheikh and grandmother Mafroza Khatun to the neighbouring country in April last year to visit an ailing relative there.

They were arrested while returning from Bangladesh on April 15, 2011 after they were found travelling without proper travel documents, police said.
They were sentenced to a two-month jail term and fined Taka 500. Although their jail term ended in June last, they were behind bars for almost a year.

The family hails from Gajadhar para near here.


First Published: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 18:21
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