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Bangladesh releases an Indian national after 12 years in jail

New Delhi: An Indian national Satish Chaudhary was released on Thursday after he spent about 12 years in Bangladesh jail.

The confirmation of his release was shared by the Bangladesh government to the High Commission of India in Dhaka over the phone. According to the officials, the Indian national will be handed over to a team of Border Security Force (BSF) by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Gede border.

Chaudhary who was mentally challenged went missing on April 12 2008, near Gandhi Maidan, Patna, Bihar. Subsequently, a missing complaint was filed in May by his family at the Gandhi Maidan police station in Patna.

Later in 2012, a letter from Bangladesh Red Cross Society was received to its sister organisation in India, stating that Chaudhary was lodged in Lakshmipur district jail in Dhaka.

But the UPA government in 2012 did not negotiate to bring back Chaudhary. His mother said, “We met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too at the Janata Darbar in July 2012, and various other district administration officials to look into our issue. We also wrote a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs seeking their help. However, no response came from the government.”

” On September 10, we got a call that Chaudhary will be released on September 12 and someone should come to receive him,” his family members said.

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