2 abducted cargo ship crews rescued in Laxmipur

2 abducted cargo ship crews rescued in Laxmipur

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Two crew of a cargo ship, who were abducted by a gang of pirates in the Meghna river near Tankir Bazar in Ramgati upazila on Friday, was rescued by police from Ramgati Bazaar area early Saturday.The rescued sailors were identified as Qamrul Islam, master of cargo ship ‘Beauty of Bhagyakul’ and son of late Siraj Talukder of Atharogachhia in Barguna, and the cargo employee Jasim Uddin, son of Shahed Molla of Nohapara village in Lohagara upazila of Narail district.Officer-in-charge of Ramgati Police Station M Iqbal Hossain said when the coal-laden cargo ship reached near Tankir Bazar in the river on its way to Chittagong from Dhaka on Friday morning, a gang of pirates swooped on the consignment and kidnapped Qamrul and Jasim.It has been learnt the pirates demanded a good sum of money from the victims’ family members as ransom for their release.Tipped off, a team of Ramgati Police Station and Barokheri police camp, conducted a drive in the upazila and rescued the duo from Ramgati Bazaar area in the dead of night.
The law enforcers are trying to arrest the abductors, the OC added. -UNB, Laxmipur

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