|Published : 17 Oct 2016, 13:23:06|
11 fishermen sent to jail for defying Hilsa ban in Faridpur
A mobile court on Monday morning sentenced 11 fishermen to 15 days’ imprisonment each for catching hilsa 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 Faridpur 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 hilsa 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.
The government has imposed a ban on catching, selling, transportation, and hoarding of hilsa from 12 October to 2 November; according to a news agency.