A mobile court has sentenced 11 fishermen to 15 days’ jail each for catching Ilish defying the ban.
A team led by executive magistrate Mandip Ghorai conducted a drive from Sunday night to Monday morning in the Padma River, along different areas of Sadar upazila, and arrested 11 fishermen, said Umme Salma Tanjia, deputy commissioner of the district.
The team also seized 10 mounds of current nets and four and half mounds of the fish.
Later, the detained fishermen were produced before the mobile court of executive magistrate Mandip Ghorai which sentenced each of them to 15 days’ imprisonment on Monday.
The government has imposed a ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of Ilish from October12 to November 2.