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Nine more fishermen abducted by Nas

October 23, 2000, Monday

Nine more fishermen abducted by Nasaka,

  The Myanmar security force Nasaka abducted nine more Bangladeshi
fishermen with one fishing boat from near St. Martin's island in Teknaf
upazila on October 15. A total of 15 Bangladeshi fishermen with two
fishing boats were abducted by the Nasaka from near St. Martin's recently.
Another five Bangladeshi fishermen with a fishing boat were abducted
36 Rifles Battalion, Teknaf Mohammad Hashem of Sahaporirdip village in
Teknaf upazila informed police and BDR that his fishing boat with nine
fishermen were catching fish in the Bay of Bengal near St. Martin's island on
October 15. At one stage a contingent of Nasaka force numbering about
15 with a speed boat rushed to the fishermen and abducted nine fishermen
with fishing boat. The abducted fishermen are Jafar Ahmed, Lal Miah,
Shafiqul Alam, Mohammad Ishaq, Abdur Rahim, Imam Hossain, Noor
Mohammad, Mohammad Hossain and Abul Kashem. The abducted
fishermen are residents of Sahaporirdip village in Teknaf upazila. BDR
personnel sent a protest letter to Nasaka for early return of the
Bangladeshi fishermen.