2 dredgers, 2 vessels seized in N’ganj

UNB, Dhaka :
Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard detained two dredgers, one sand-laden bulkhead and one engine-run steel boat from the Meghna River under Sonargaon police station in Narayanganj district on Tuesday on charge of illegally lifting and carrying sand.
They also arrested seven people in connection with the incident. A team of Coast Guard from Pagla station detained the dredgers ‘Bhuiyan Dredger-2’ and ‘MV Nadim Sefat’ while lifting sand illegally at Charhughla at about 8:30am.
They also detained one bulkhead and one steel boat for carrying sand illegally.
The detained people are Monir Hossain, Wasim Hossain, Nizam Uddin, Abdul Haque, Hasan Miah, Shamim Hossain and Rasel Hossain.
Sources at the Coast Guard headquarters said the seized dredgers, bulkhead and the engine boat along with crew members were handed over to Sonargaon police station for legal action.