In the face of stern actions from the administration, notorious pirate groups of the Sundarbans have reorganised in smaller factions with the support of local fish traders.
Fishermen, who are still facing torture and abduction by pirates, alleged that the local fish traders had been helping the bandit groups survive.
They said fish traders smuggle arms, food and other necessities to the pirates groups in exchange of money.
There are at least eight or nine active pirate groups in the Sundarbans. Fishermen are often abducted by them for ransom.
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