29 Indian fishermen held
Members of Bangladesh Navy arrested 29 Indian fishermen for illegally catching fish in Hironpoint area of the Bay of Bangle in Mongla upazila on Friday. Mohammad Aminul Islam, off cer-in-charge of Mongla Police Station, said a patrol team of Navy arrested the 29 Indian fishermen along with two trawlers-- FB Mayer Ashirbad and FB Himalayas-- while they were catching fish in the Bangladesh territory, violating the maritime boundary law in the morning. All the arrestees hail from Akkhoynagar village in Chabbish Pargana district of paschimbanga. Later they were handed over to police night. During primary interrogation, the fishermen said they had entered the country by mistake due to dense fog, said the OC.
BSF picks up Bangladeshi
Our Correspondent, Kushtia
Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) picked up a Bangladeshi farmer from Ramkrishnapur border point in Daulatpur upazila of the district yesterday afternoon. Identified as Ripon Hossain, 33, he was son of Bazlu Mollah of Charpara village in the upazila. Nayek Subedar Abdul Oahab of BGB Ramkrishnapur Camp told this correspondent that a BSF team from Sarkarpara Camp under Jalangi PS of Murshidabad district in Pashimbangla caught Ripon at about 4:00pm when he was collecting grass near the border. BGB sent a letter protesting the incident and asking for a flag meeting. BSF, however, did not reply till filing of this report yesterday evening, a BGB official said.
Our Correspondent, Jhenidah
An alleged outlaw was found murdered at maize filed at Pantapara village in Sadar upazila yesterday evening. The deceased is Sirajul Islam, 35, son of Adil Uddin of village and a member of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP). He was accused in several cases including murder and abduction, said officer in-charge Kazi Jalal Uddin Ahmed of Sadar police station.
Fertiliser laden vessel seized
Our Correspondent, Patuakhali
Coast Guard seized a 100-sack fertiliser laden cargo vessel early yesterday at Andhamanik River under Kalapara upazila in the district. There were 50 sacks of TSP, 10 sacks urea, 13 sacks of DAP and 27 of MoP in the vessel. Md. Zahid, a Coast Guard official at Nizampur camp sources said, they seized the vessel when a team was patrolling the river at about 3:00am.