DHUBRI, June 12 - A delegation from Bangladeshi visited Dhubri on a two-day tour on Thursday in order to meet 26 nationals from the neighbouring country who were apprehended by Dhubri police on May 3 for allegedly visiting the district without proper documentation amid the lockdown.
It was informed that the team led by Assistant High Commission of Bangladesh Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Mansur met the 26 Bangladeshi nationals detained in Dhubri jail. The delegation also met other higher officials of the district.
Talking to this correspondent, the Assistant High Commission stated that this was a regular visit. �Whenever our nationals are detained in jails, we visit them. These people are undertrials and we can say something about their release only after their trial is over. We have just come here to meet them.��
He also informed that about 100 stranded Bangladeshi nations from Assam have already been deported because of Covid-19 pandemic and the process of deporting a few more is on.
Police informed that these 26 Bangladeshi nationals, who worked as fishermen in Jorhat and Sivasagar district of Upper Assam borrowed vehicles from Jorhat�s Kokilamukh Brahmaputra Ghat, in order to visit their country during the lockdown period and on May 3. They were stopped at Bahalpur area under Chapar PS of Dhubri district and, since then, they have been detained in the Dhubri jail. A case has been registered against them in Chapar Police Station under The Foreigners Act.