September 20, 2020, 9:59 am

Abu Taher Bappa

2020-08-11 15:40:48 BdST

Police arrests 2 for damaging submarine cable in Patuakhali

Police arrested two persons on Monday for allegedly damaging a portion of the country's second submarine cable in Patuakhali.

The arrestees are Hossain Mollah, brother of Kuakata municipality mayor and Abul Hossain, a soil trader.

The submarine cable was cut in Alipur area on Sunday morning as few traders led by Abul Hossain Mollah were conducting construction works using excavator at a field.

Earlier, Harun or Rashid, security guard of the landing station filed a case against eight people mentioning the name of five with Mohipur Police Station over the incident.

On Sunday morning, the cable's power supply line was damaged by an excavator during a construction work in Kuakata, resulting in suffering of the internet users across the country due to slow connectivity.

Internet service across the country resumed at about 11.30pm on Sunday after repair of damage parts at Kukata submarine landing station, said Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company managing director Mashiur Rahman.

“It will take more few days to fully restore the internet connection,” he added.

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