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24 Sri Lankan fishermen held in Bay

UNB | Published: February 22, 2020 20:24:55

24 Sri Lankan fishermen held in Bay

Bangladesh Navy members detained 24 Sri Lankan fishermen in the Bay of Bengal for intruding into Bangladesh maritime boundary on Saturday.

Md Arefin Jewel, additional superintendent of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP), said Navy members detained the Sri Lankan nationals while they were fishing in the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh Navy men handed them over to Patenga Police, he added.

Four fishing boats were seized and a case was filed with Patenga Police Station against them.

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