The Coast Guard arrested 31 Indian fishermen including 2 trawlers while fishing in the Bangladesh waters of the Bay of Bengal.
Lieutenant Commander Khandaker Munif Taqi, media officer of the Coast Guard Headquarters (Dhaka) confirmed this information on Thursday (September 1) afternoon.
He said that the Indian fishermen were illegally hunting fish by intruding into the waters of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. On Wednesday around 6:30 pm, Coast Guard ship Mansoor Ali, patrolling the Bay of Bengal, intercepted the two Indian trawlers. The two trawlers are F,B Mangal Chandi-25 and F,B Mangal Chandi-03. It has 31 Indian fishermen.
He said that the Indian fishermen tried to run away with trawlers as soon as they saw the Coast Guard ships. But the Coast Guard ship Mansoor chased them and managed to intercept them. After bringing the trawler and fishermen arrested from the Bay of Bengal to the Coast Guard West Zone (Mongla) headquarters on Thursday afternoon, the Coast Guard handed them over to the Mongla Police Station in the afternoon.
Mohammad Monirul Islam, officer in charge of Mongla police station, said that after filing a case against the Indian fishermen under the law of violation of sea limits and plundering of fishery resources, they will be sent to Bagerhat court on Saturday morning.