Staff Reporter | Update: 2020-02-28 12:44:23
Sixteen Rohingya men and women have been rescued at Maheshkhali in Cox's Bazar. Local administration and public representatives rescued them. Another trawler carrying Malaysia along with the Rohingya has been taken back to Rohingya camp in Cox's Bazar.
The raid was launched on the Maheshkhali Channel at 10pm on Thursday (27th February ).
It is reported that some time since the evening on Cox's Bazar-Maheshkhali ferry route, the wooden boats made of the passenger boat arrived. Maheshkhali Upazila Executive Officer Jamirul Islam had information that some Rohingya were entering Maheshkhali in a trawler from Cox's Bazar Ghat.
Later, the police headed by Maheshkhali Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Prabhas Chandra Dhar and launched a raid at various places along the Maheshkhali Cox's Bazar. Police recovered at least ten Rohingya men and women at that time.
Moreover, Maheshkhali Municipal Mayor Makchhud Mia rescued Six Rohingya men and women from the Gorkhagata Bazaar area of the municipality and handed them over to the police.
On the other hand, a Rohingya trawler, who was leaving for Cox's Bazar for Maheshkhali, was taken back to Cox's Bazar from the middle river at night.
Police said the Rohingyas were being brought to Maheshkhali island by a gang to smuggle them into Malaysia illegally on the way to the sea. Police have arrested a Bangladeshi youth on suspicion of being a broker.
Meanwhile, efforts are being made to send the rescued Rohingya to the Rohingya camp in Ukhia, police said.
The Rohingyas, who had assembled in Maheshkhali during the last few days, were rescued. In these cases, multiple brokers were arrested and the police sued.
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