Six fishermen abducted by ‘Myanmar border guard’ in Cox’s Bazar
11 October 2015, Nirapad News: Six Bangladeshi fishermen were abducted allegedly by the members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) from the Naf River in Teknaf upazila on Sunday.
The victims were identified as Mohammad, , Alamgir, Abdullah, Akbar, Abdul Amin and his brother Syed Ullah of South Jaliapara in Teknaf municipality area.
Local people said intruding into Bangladesh water territory the BGP members abducted the six fishermen along with three trawlers while they were catching fish in the river around 10 am.
Jafar Alam, owner of a trawler taken by BGP members, said a Myanmar national named Mohammad Nur demanded toll from the trawler owners for catching fish in the Naf River. As they refused to give any toll, the BGP men picked up their fishermen, he claimed.
However, the Myanmar BGP denied the allegation, said Commanding Officer of BGB-42, Lieutenant Colonel Abu Jar AL Zahid.
Meanwhile, Teknaf BGB BoP Camp Commander Nayek Subedar Shamsul Alam, said ‘I heard the incident and necessary steps will be taken through the higher authorities concerned after getting proper information.”