A 66 year old man, Phalgun who was kidnapped by Bangladesh from his residence in West Garo Hills, managed to escape from the clutches of his captors. He is now lodged in Bangladesh jail. Phalgun’s family is seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the release of Phalgun from Bangladesh Jail.
A 66 year old Garo man who somehow managed to escape from the clutches of his Bangladeshi militant captors three months ago, is still stuck in Bangladesh after the escape.
Phalgun Arengh was kidnapped from the international border along Bangladesh by Bangladeshi criminals months back. The family of the Garo man is now seeking PM Narendra Modi’s intervention to bring back the man to India.
As per reports, Phalgun is a resident of Hatimara village, Purakhasia, under the Dalu Police Station in West Garo Hills who was kidnapped from his residence on May 24 and taken away by Bangladeshi militants to Bangladesh. A missing person’s FIR was lodged by Phalgun’s wife, Ponji K Sangma at the Purakhasia Outpost.
Since then Phalgun tried his best to escape from his captors and tried all means to get in touch with his family in India.
Eventually Phalgun did manage to escape from his captors on June 2 and reached a place called Christianpara in Bangladesh, as per reports. The Achik indigenous Justice Initiative forum has visited his family recently.
The locals of Christianpara in Bangladesh noticed a ‘suspicious man’ walking in the main road of the area looking haphazard and lost who later caught him and handed over to the Bangladesh Police. The ‘suspicious man’ identified as Phalgun by the Bangladesh Police informed about the person languishing in their jail to Indian authorities.
Phalgun is now under the custody of the Sribordi Police Station.
West Garo Hills SP MGR Kumar told media persons that he would consult with the BSF and the Bangladesh Rifles as well as the IG of the Special Branch.
Meanwhile all necessary actions are being taken from our Indian side for the quick release of Phalgun from Bangladesh jail.
News input: Time 8