24 fishermen jailed for illegal hilsa catching | 2017-04-14 | daily-sun.com

24 fishermen jailed for illegal hilsa catching

    13th April, 2017 10:14:12 printer

CHANDPUR: A mobile court here on Wednesday sentenced 24 fishermen to two years’ imprisonment for catching hilsa from the Meghna River in Haimchar upazila, defying the government ban, reports UNB.

Members of Coast Guard and river police conducted a drive in the river and arrested the 24 fishermen along with 1 lakh square meters of current nets while catching hilsa in the afternoon, Hasanuzzaman, a sub-inspector at Haimchar Nilkamal Police camp.

All the fishermen, hailing from Barisal, Laxmipur, 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.