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Pirates abducted 17 fishermen within 3 days near Sundarbans, Tk 3 lakh fishes looted

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Ahsanul Amin George, Khulna :
Some 17 fishermen were abducted  by forest robbers from Sundarbans within three days difference from Harbaria area in Mongla upazila and North Rajapur area in Sharonkhola, adjacent to the Sundarbans. Forest robbers also looted fishes worth about Taka 3 lakh from the fishermen.
Sources said, some fishermen went for fishing at North Rajapur area in Sharonkhola upazila of Bagerhat district, adjacent to the Sundarbans on Monday (January 8,2018). All on a sudden, a forest robber gang named "Chhoto Bahini" swooped on them, beat them ruthlessly, looted fishes worth about Taka three lacs and abducted seven fishermen on demand of ransom. They were purloined from Kakramari and Tambulbunia areas.
Before one day on Sunday two others fishermen were also abducted from Aruabua area by the same pirate gang.
On the other hand, some other fishermen went for catching crabs at Harbaria area in Mongla upazila on December 31, 2018 while a forest robber gang named Mosharaf Bahini attacked upon them and abducted 14 fishermen. Four of them were managed to escape from the forest robbers after giving ransom. 10 of the fishermen are still confined under the custody of the forest robber gang named Mosharaf Bahini till filing this report at around 2.45 pm  yesterday.
Earlier, in the month of November, some 23 fishermen were abducted by a forest robber gang on Saturday from deep sea of the Bay from Bangabandhur Char near at Dublarchar area adjacent to the Sundarbans. On Sunday night, Kamal Uddin, General Secretary of Dublarchar Fishermen Group informed this matter to the journalists.  
GS Kamal said, some fishermen went for fishing in the area of the Bay on Saturday. All on a sudden, a forest robber gang named "Baro Bhai Bahini" swooped on them, beat them mercilessly and abducted at least 23 fishermen on demand of ransom of Taka 2 lacs per head and thereafter they went away by looting fishing trawlers from the fishermen.
Among the 23 persons, 17 are the inhabitants of Chakla area in Koyra upazila of Khulna district and the rest 6 are hailing from different areas of Rampal upazila of Bagerhat district. The details information and identification of the abducted persons could not be ascertained immediately.
It is mentionable in this connection that on November 6, 2017 (Monday) at least 10 fishermen were abducted from Dhanghara canal area of Kalagachhia river in Satkhira Range of the Sundarbans.
During that period, one of the fishermen who managed to escape from the spot had said, on Monday morning, some fishermen went for fishing in Dhanghara canal of the river Kalagachhia in Satkhira Range of the Sundarbans. Suddenlys, a forest robber gang named "Jonab Bahini" had swooped on them, beat them ruthlessly and abducted at least 10 fishermen on demand o ransom.
The fishermen who managed to flee from the spot of abduction told the matter to the journalists on Monday evening.
The abducted persons are- Abdul Karim, son of Abdus Gafur, Tonmoy Mollick, son of Goyeswar Mollick, Imrul Gazi, son of Afsar Gazi, Selim Gazi, son of Foni Gazi, Dalim Gazi, son of Halim Gazi, Monirul Islam, son of late Noor Ali Gazi, Abdus Samad Gazi, son of Abdul Khalek Gazi, Abdur Rahman, son of Surat Ali, Mujibar Gazi, son of Sakat Gazi and Rahman Gazi, son of Zindar Gazi.   

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