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31 fishermen jailed for catching Ilish

  • Published at 01:56 am October 18th, 2016
31 fishermen jailed for catching Ilish
Our Faridpur correspondent said a team led by executive magistrate Mandip Ghorai conducted a drive in the Padma River, along different areas of Sadar upazila and arrested 11 fishermen. 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. In Manikganj, two separate mobile courts sentenced 16 fishermen to one year imprisonment for catching Ilish from the Padma river in Harirampur and Shibalaya upazilas of the district, reports our correspondent. A mobile team led by Harirampur Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Rubina Ferdousi conducted a drive in different points of the river and arrested seven fishermen with current nets and Ilish fish and convicted them. Another team led by Shibalaya Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Kamal Mohammad Rashed conducted a drive in the river and arrested nine fishermen. Later, the mobile court awarded each of them one year imprisonment. Besides, Fisheries Department conducted a drive in the Bishkhali River of Rajapur upazila in Jhalokati district and arrested four fishermen, an official of the department said. Later, the detained fishermen were produced before the mobile court of executive magistrate M Rafikul Islam which sentenced each of them to one year imprisonment. The government has imposed a ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of Hilsa fish from October 12 to November 2.