Forty-seven Vietnam returnees were released from Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur on Tuesday afternoon. An order for their release from the court reached the jail earlier, and after the verification was completed, they were released with their belongings.
Recently, 106 Bangladeshis returned to the country after being the victims of fraud in Vietnam. After returning, they were supposed to go to their respective homes at the end of the official quarantine period. But, the Turag police arrested them instead.
Nur Mohammad, jailor of Kashimpur Central Jail-1, said 19 of the Vietnam returnees were sent to the jail on September 5. After the court ordered their release, the returnees were freed on Tuesday afternoon.
Abu Sayem, jailor of Kashimpur Central Jail-2 said, 32 of the Vietnam returnees were sent to the jail on September 1. Orders have been issued for the release of 27 of them. After the copy of the order was verified, they were released from jail on Tuesday afternoon.
Their belongings were also returned to them at this time.
Shafiqul Islam Khan, Senior Jail Superintendent at Kashimpur High-Security Central Jail, said a Vietnam returnee was released around noon from that jail as well.
Earlier on Saturday, 20 people were released from the jail as per court directives.