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BSF hands over two fishermen

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-12-06 9:54:34 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-12-07 9:18:48 AM

Border Security Force (BSF) of Indian handed over 2 Bangladeshi fishermen, who were picked from Padma River at Godagari area in Rajshahi, to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Friday.

They were released at around 5:45pm after a flag meeting between BSF and BGB on the border.

Lt Col Ferdous Ziauddin Mahmud, director of 1 BGB Battalion in Rajshahi, said relatives of the two fishermen and other witnesses informed the local BGB camp of the alleged abduction.

The BGB official added that the zero line between the borders in the area go through the Padma and a major part of the river there was inside India.

Bangladeshi fishermen often enter Indian territory mistakenly, while Indian fishermen do the same during fishing in the area, he said.

Rajshahi/Tanjimul Haque/AKA