Thursday, 28 May 2020

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) abducted three Bangladeshi fishing boats from Bay of Bengal on September 27 at around 2: 00 pm, says a fisherman from Saint-Martian Island.

The three fishing boats were fishing at Bay of Bengal near Saint-Martian Island while a group of Nasaka personnel with engine boats patrolled in Bay of Bengal and surrounded the fishing boats.

A local fisherman told at Kaladan Press over mobile phone, Nasaka personnel arrested fishermen with gun point and tied with ropes tightly. They took three boats to Maungdaw, Burma. There were sixteen fishermen in the boats.

The fishermen frequently go to Bay of Bengal to catch fish daily.

Later, Nasaka personnel released all fishermen and sent to Bangladesh with a boat. But, other two boats with fishing nets, many fishes were kept by Nasaka.

The boats owners are Mohamed Ismail of Saint-Martian Island and Mohamed Salim of Shapuri Dip union of Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar district.

Let. Col. Aziz of Naval said, “It is confirmed, Nasaka personnel abducted the fishing boats from Bay of Bengal during catching the fish.