Miscreants beat Sundarbans Forest Ranger, 2 guards

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Bagerhat Correspondent :

A Forest Ranger and two forest guards of the Eastern Division of Sundarbans (in Bagerhat district) were injured when some miscreants attacked them all on a sudden at Sharankhola Bazar, adjacent to Sundarbans under Sharankhola Upazila in Bagerhat district on Thursday afternoon, according to, a report received here.
They were already admitted to Sharankhola Upazila Health Complex for their treatment. Shaikh Mahbub Hasan (ACF), Ranger of Sharankhola Forest Range, now under treatment in the Health Complex, told on Thursday that after observing the “Forest Day” ceremonially we went to Sharankhola Bazar, adjacent to Sundarbans and reached the bank of a river in order to pay a departure farewell to the DFO (Divisional Forest Officer), the chief guest of the ceremony.
As soon as we reached the spot some 10 to 15 miscreants including identified miscreants Asad, Rubel Khalifa and Rani Gazi who were earlier laid in ambush (the area) all on a sudden fell on Sirajul Islam, driver of the speed boat of Range Officer and began to beat him left and right with lethal weapons and bricks. At that time when the 2 forest guards rushed to the spot in order to save the speed boat-driver the miscreants made an attack also upon them (forest guards).
Consequently, 3 persons including the ACF (Assistant Curator of Forest) were seriously injured. They were admitted to Upazila Health Complex for treatment. They are Shaikh Mahbub Hasan (33), Sirajul Islam (55) and Motiur Rahman (22).
Kazi Md. Nurul Karim, DFO (Divisional Forest Officer), Bagerhat told the newsmen, as the officers and forest guards of Sharankhola (Sundarbans) Forest Range did not allow anybody to catch fish from the sanctuary forests a number of identified miscreants of Sharankhola Upazila became annoyed over the forest officers and guards all on a sudden attacked the forest Ranger and 2 forest guards before my eyes. He added, in this connection a case was also lodged with Sharankhola PS against the miscreants.

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