On Sunday morning, the locals of Sandwip island helped the Bangladeshi Police to catch 14 Rohingya refugees who escaped from the Bhashan Char refugee camp.
The detainees have acknowledged to Sandwip Police that, they came to Sandwip coast along with a boat from Bhasan Char on Saturday evening through brokers.
Police said they fled from Bhasan Char by boat and landed at Sarikait Union in the Upazila when locals caught them. Union Parishad Chairman, Mizanur Rahman, kept them in his custody at night.
Bashir Ahmed Khan, officer-in-charge of Sandwip police told journalists that, the Rohingyas were detained from the riverbank of Maitbhanga union and brought to the police station.
Earlier on 18th May, 11 Rohingyas were detained from Rahmatpur village in Sandwip, he added.