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80 Indians reach home, 10 Bangladeshi nationals repatriated

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, July 18 - In yet another repatriation move during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at least 80 Indian nationals entered India from Bangladesh via the international land border at Sutarkandi in Karimganj district.

Talking to The Assam Tribune on Friday, Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Anbamuthan MP said, �The latest repatriation move for two days has seen 80 Indians reach home, while 10 Bangladeshi nationals were sent back on Thursday as a part of the drive.�

The Deputy Commissioner said that among the 80 Indians, 30 hail from Karimganj district and will undergo the rapid antigen test for COVID-19. The remaining citizens would be sent back to their respective locations.

It may be mentioned here that on July 10, Patharkandi MLA Krishnendu Paul had written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal regarding homecoming of a family residing at Shyamaprasad Road of the border town. They had been stranded in Bangladesh due to the lockdown.

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