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61 Indian fishermen pushed back after release from Bagerhat jail

  • Published at 03:41 pm March 30th, 2021
Fishermen India
61 Indian fishermen being pushed back to India after they were arrested by Bangladesh coast guard in three phases and released on March 30, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

They had trespassed into Bangladesh waters while fishing in the Bay of Bengal

Sixty-one Indian fishermen have been released from Bagerhat Jail on Tuesday after being detained in three phases on charges of illegally fishing by entering Bangladesh waters in the Bay of Bengal. 

The released fishermen were handed over to the Indian High Commission officials by the Bagerhat jail authorities. Shortly afterwards, they were taken to Mongla in Bagerhat to be pushed back to India in the fishing trawlers they came in.

AKAM Masum, jailer of Bagerhat Jail said that on December 3 last year, members of the Coast Guard arrested 17 Indian fishermen and seized a fishing trawler named “FB Ma Shibani,” and sent them to court on charges of fishing illegally entering the waters of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal. The judge ordered to send them to jail.

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On December 24 and January 31 this year, Coast Guard members detained 16 and 28 Indian fishermen respectively, including two fishing trawlers FB Shong Dip and FB Sarnalta. All of them were sent to jail. 

So far, 61 Indian fishermen have been imprisoned in Bagerhat Jail in three phases. 

When the detainees apologized to the court unconditionally, the judge ordered them to be pushed back to India by sea in the fishing trawlers they were in when they were detained. 

Following the court order, 61 Indian prisoners were released from Bagerhat jail at noon and handed over to Indian High Commission officials. 

Mongla police station OC Md Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury at 7:30 pm said, they were brought to Mongla in the evening by the Coast Guard officials to be pushed back to India on four fishing trawlers. 

The released fishermen will be pushed back to India soon after repairing the fishing trawlers, he added. 

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