|Published : 13 Apr 2017, 11:04:43|
24 Chandpur fishermen jailed for illegal hilsa catching
A Chandpur mobile court on Wednesday sentenced 24 fishermen to two years' imprisonment for catching hilsa from the Meghna River in Haimchar upazila of Chandpur district, defying the government ban.
Members of Coast Guard and river police conducted a drive in the river and arrested the 24 fishermen along with 1 lakh square metres of current nets while catching hilsa in the afternoon, Hasanuzzaman, a sub-inspector at Haimchar Nilkamal Police camp, said.
All the fishermen, hailing from Barisal, Lakshmipur, Shariatpur, and Chandpur, were produced before a mobile court hours after their arrest.
Later, the mobile court, led by UNO Abu Hasnat Md Mainuddin, jailed them for two years, according to UNB.