Abducted shrimp trader rescued from Sunderbans

Abducted shrimp trader rescued from Sunderbans

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One week after the abduction, police rescued a shrimp trader from deep forest of Sunderbans on Friday night.Deputy Inspector General of Police in Khulna Range S M Moniruzzaman, in a press briefing at the conference room of Khulna Police Super on Saturday noon said pirates of Sunderbans kidnapped Md Zunaed Hassan Shuvra, 30, owner of Sunderban Shrimps Private Ltd of village Suterkhali under Dakop upazila in Khulna district on November 28.“We have confirmed his position through mobile phone tracking but the abductors changed their places again and again after sensing the presence of law enforcers,” DIG said.He said Khulna and Bagerhat district police along with coast guard jointly went in a drive on Friday night at Taltola Gherar Khal area of Sunderban under Koyra upazila in Khulna district.“We rescued Shuvra after a massive drive,” he said adding that pirates managed to flee.He also said drives will continue to arrest pirates from the Sunderbans.The rescued shrimp trader Shuvra, who was present at the conference said, “A gang of 7-8 pirates beat my employees at my Koyra shrimp gher around 3.am on November 28. The pirates kidnapped me at gun point as I came out from my room after hearing hue and cry of my employees”.
The kidnappers contacted my uncle Tariqul Islam, a businessman, over mobile phone and demanded Tk one crore and a total of 12 gold chain weighing one tola (vory) each as ransom on November 29.They told him to come to Sunderban with the money and gold ornaments. They also contacted 15 times to his wife Toma on Friday, he added.Tariqul informed police about the incident. A case was filed with Koyra Police Station in this connection.Two Additional DIG of Police Khandoker Rafiqul Islam and Didar Hossain, Khulna Police Super Habibur Rahman, Suvra’s wife Toma and Tariqul Islam, among others, were present at the press briefing. -BSS, Khulna

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