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5 fishermen jailed for defying Ilish ban

  • Published at 01:32 pm October 2nd, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:36 pm October 2nd, 2017
5 fishermen jailed for defying Ilish ban
A mobile court in Kushtia has sentenced five fishermen to one year imprisonment for catching Ilish defying a government ban. Kumarkhali police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdul Khaleque has confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune on Monday. He said: "On information, we conducted a raid in different locations of Padma river in Kumarkhali upazila around 10pm and caught the fishermen. "The mobile court also seized a 10,000 meter fishing net during the raid. The government has imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of Ilish fish from October 1 to 22.