PM declares Sundarbans as robberfree area

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina declared the Sundarbans, world’s largest mangrove forest and UN World Heritage Site, free of criminal gangs after the last remaining pirate gangs surrendered on Thursday.The premier made the announcement through video conference appearing at a programme, where 58 pirates surrendered to home minister Asaduzzaman Khan at Sheikh Helaluddin Stadium in Bagerhat in the morning, reports UNB.Home minister said members of six gangs surrendered today, and the Sundarbans has been declared robber free, thanks to the skills of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).The surrendered six robber gangs were — Sattar Bahini, Sharif Bahini, Siddique Bahini, Toibur Bahini, Anwarul Bahini and Alamin Bahini.The robbers submitted 58 local and foreign fire arms, to go with 3,351 rounds of ammunition.last_img