Shillong, March 24: After ten years under detention in Bangladesh Jail, two Indian tiols hailing from the state (Meghalaya) were handed over to the Indian intelligence agencies at Tamabil on March 14. This exclusive information has been authenticated by The Sentinel from the security agencies concern.
The duo (me withheld) is in their mid forties and was arrested for illegal entry and possession of arms in Bangladesh. One hails from Nongtyngur village, East Khasi Hills District and the other is from Umkiang in East Jaintia Hills district.
They are said to have been members of the proscribed Hynniewtrep tiol Liberation Council (HNLC) and release prior to their detention period on the intervention of the Indian intelligence agency.
On the day of handing over by the Bangladeshi authorities, family members along with some senior intelligence men were there at the Tamabil gate to receive them, well informed sources told The Sentinel.
Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills Davies N Marak has also confirmed that there was a handing of Indian prisoners by the Bangladesh authorities to the Indian counterparts. “We were not involved in the exercise but it is clear that the two men are back in their respective villages.”
On the two arrested Indian tiols released by Bangladesh, police maintained that they have no clues about their involvement with the proscribed HNLC. “We knew that they were imprisoned for illegal entry,” stated Marak.
The Sentinel tried to reach the two people but to no avail.
Two M'laya citizens handed over to India by B'desh