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Shrimp fry snatched from coast guards

WT24 Desk

LAKSHMIPUR: Miscreants attacked four persons including two coastguard members and snatched away huge shrimp fry seized earlier by the law enforcers in Ramgati on Tuesday, Agencies report.

The incident took place at Gabtoli-Bibirhat area of Ramgati around 10:30 pm.

The injured are— Ramgati upazila assistant fisheries officer Kamal Hossain, coastguard members M Ahsan, Ahsan and a coastguard boatman Nur Alam.

Kamal Hossain said that on information, coastguard members conducted a drive and seized a truck loaded with around 10 lakhs of shrimp fry collected from Meghna River earlier.

Later, miscreants snatched away the fries when those were being released in the river, by hurling brick chunks and brandishing sticks.

However, Ramgati coastguard contingent commander Taslim Uddin said that coastguard fired 13 rounds of bullets in the air to control the situation.

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