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16 fishermen hijacked from the Bay of Bengal

  • Published at 08:35 pm March 17th, 2019
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The robbers looted the fish, fuel, and fishing nets from the trawlers, and abducted the fishermen

Pirates hijack 16 fishermen and four fishing boats from the Bay of Bengal near Barguna.

President of Barguna district fishing trawler owners association, Golam Mustafa Chowdhury, confirmed the abduction of the fishermen and their  boats from Jahajkhari, Bay of Bengal, on Friday night.

He said the pirates came from the Sundarbans and abducted the fishermen along with four boats.

The robbers looted the fish, fuel, and fishing nets from the trawlers, and abducted the fishermen.

He confirmed the names of five of the 16 fishermen abducted from the area. They are Abdur Rahim Majhi, Faruque, Bellal, Kudi Mian, and Zaker Majhi.

The pirates are demanding Tk 16 lakh in ransom to free the 16 fishermen.

The District Fishing Trawlers Owners Association informed the Coast Guard, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-7, and police, of the matter .

RAB-7  Company Commander, Major Mehedi, said they were trying to rescue the abducted fishermen.