7 abducted fishermen rescued in Sundarbans; 4 held

7 abducted fishermen rescued in Sundarbans; 4 held

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Dhaka – Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive on Thursday night rescued seven fishermen abducted by forest robbers from Satkhira range of the Sundarbans.The elite force also arrested four members of notorious forest gang, ‘Rabiul Bahini’, and recovered seven firearms.Operations Officer of Rab-6 Md Jahidul Islam said they conducted the drive following information that the gangsters belonging to ‘Rabiul Bahini’ picked up the seven fishermen and demanded ransom from their families for their release.During the drive, they rescued the victims and arrested the four bandits, he said.Meanwhile, Rabiul, the ringleader of the ‘Rabiul Bahini’, was killed in a gunfight with law enforcers at Haddakhal area of the Sundarbans on June 10 last.UNB news agency

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