They had 710 birds in their possession
A Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) mobile court on Friday sentenced four bird poachers to one-year simple imprisonment each for catching and trying to sell 710 wild birds.
A joint team of RAB-1 and Wildlife Crime Control Unit (WCCU) arrested Rahman Sheikh, 78, Md Chan Miah, 25, Md Osman Goni, and Rafikul Islam, 70, from Ashulia’s Itkhola area and recovered the birds including 440 spotted doves and 220 munias from their possessions.
Later, the birds were released in Dhaka University area.
RAB Executive Magistrate Md Sarwar Alam sentenced the offenders and said they had caught the birds from different areas of Bogra and brought here to sell them illegally.