Nine separate organised robber groups looted BDT 1 crore worth of Hilsa catches in the Bay of Bengal area within 50 nautical miles of Kalichar near Sandwip to Anwara Banshkhali coastal block on August 24th.
The Police said that these robber groups used old trawlers to reach their target groups and physically assaulted the fishermen and locked them up in the engine rooms during the incident.ABM Mizanur Rahman, Chattogram Naval Police officer-in-charge (OC) informed that they nailed down the robbers’ trawlers based on the testimony provided by the fishermen. The law enforcing agencies advised the boat owners to file cases regarding this unfortunate incident. Till date, 7 out of 9 trawlers returned to shore due to the delay caused by the robbers and the fishermen being beaten up pretty badly.
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