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16 Indian fishermen land at Bagerhat prison

16 Indian fishermen land at Bagerhat prison

 Sixteen Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) on the charge of illegally trespassing on the watery territory of Bangladesh and fishing from there on Wednesday were sent to Bagerhat (hajat) jail on Thursday on the order of a Bagerhat District Court.

It is known from the Mongla PS Police (in Bagerhat district) that in the early morning of Wednesday, when a contingent of the Western Coast Guard deployed in Mongla was carrying out their usual patrol duties in the Bay of Bengal, they captured an Indian fishing trawler named FB Maa Mongoliya and arrested his 16 fishermen while they (Indian fishermen) fished at the fair buoy in the Bay of Bengal, some 75 nautical miles from the Mongla seaport after illegally crossing the border from the Bangladesh's aquatic territory and retrieve a large number of different species of sea fish.

All the arrested fishermen come from the different places of Porgona Sur-24 of West Bengal of India. The seized trawler and fishing nets, the arrested fishermen and the recovered fish were turned over to Mongla PS on Wednesday afternoon by the coast guard. The recovered fish was subsequently sold at auction in the presence of representatives of the fisheries department.

The police added that after registering a case with the PS (Mongla) against the Indian fishermen arrested on the charge of illegal intrusion into the aquatic territory of Bangladesh and catching fish from there, they (Indian fishermen) were sent to court at the Bagerhat district headquarters on Thursday noon and the court judge issued an order to send them to the Bagerhat (hajat) jail.

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