Myanmar border police release 5 Bangladeshi fishermen after brief detention

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Myanmar border police release 5 Bangladeshi fishermen after brief detention

Myanmar border police release 5 Bangladeshi fishermen after brief detention

Border Guard Police, a border patrolling force of Myanmar, released five Bangladeshi fishermen after six hours of their detention on Saturday morning. 

BGB sources said, BGP members captured five Bangladeshi fishermen from Naf River under Bangladesh territory after firing at their boat around 8am, leaving a fisherman injured. 

Protesting the incident, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) issued a letter to the BGP around 10am. 

In response to the latter, Myanmar Border Guard Police released all five Bangladeshi nationals around 2:30pm. 

The five fishermen are--Azizullah, Yar Mohammad, Shah Alam, Mohammad Rafiq and Petan Ali. All are the residents of Tekhnaf upazila. 

Confirming the information, Border Guard Bangladesh Teknaf Captain Lieutenant Colonel SM Arifu Islam said: “Five Bangladeshi nationals, who were detained by the Myanmar Border Guard Police, have been released. The fisherman who received bullet injuries by the force has been admitted to the MSF Hospital at Rohingya camp in Teknaf.”