The Myanmar border police has agreed to return Nayek Abdur Razzak on one condition, the Border Guard Bangladesh says.
The condition is that Bangladesh will have to take in 555 human trafficking victims rescued by the Myanmar Navy from the Andaman Sea.
Although, the reclusive southeast Asian country claims they are Bangladeshis, the Bangladesh government is unwilling to take in anyone without verifying their identities first.
Even after verification, Rohingyas, or Muslims from the Rakhine state who are being persecuted in Myanmar, were found in the last group of trafficking victims brought in last week.
Razzak was abducted following what the Bangladesh government says was a shooting in the Naf River at Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf on Jun 17 between border patrols.
A BGB soldier was shot in the incident caused by a “misunderstanding”, while Nayek ‘Razzak’ was abducted by Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP).
The foreign ministry summoned the Myanmar envoy the next day and asked him for action to secure the release of the abducted BGB soldier as soon as possible.