A young man from Guwahati spent 6 years in jail. His ‘crime’? Schizophrenia.
Silchar: Amit Bose spent almost six years in concentration camps and prisons, but not for any crime. Her only fault was that the 24-year-old had schizophrenia. But finally, after a difficult time, he is ready to be released after the Guwahati High Court allows his family to be taken into custody.
Amit Bose spent more than five years in a Silchar concentration camp, before serving a 12-month prison sentence in Silchar Central Jail for “confessing” that he was a Bangladeshi citizen.
Amit’s father Arabindo Bose said that his son was suffering from schizophrenia and used to talk nonsense at home.
Amit, a resident of Radali Path in Dispur, caught the train years ago and reached Badarpur railway station in Barak Valley, 300 km from his home.
“There, he went to an RPF youth who asked for help to return to his hometown in Bangladesh. He was brought to the Karimganj RPF post and then sent to jail,” his father said. Added.
Amit Bose was found guilty of committing an offense under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1946, on the basis of his confession before Judicial Magistrate First Class-II, Karimganj, that he could get better employment opportunities in India from Bangladesh. Was entered in search of He told authorities that he was unable to support his family due to poverty.