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21 fishermen jailed, six fined for catching hilsa in Manikganj

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Dhaka – A mobile court here on Wednesday sentenced 21 fishermen to one year’s imprisonment each and fined six others for
catching hilsas in Jamuna River defying the ongoing ban.A team of Daulatpur upazila fisheries department conducted a drive in
the Jamuna River and arrested 27 fishermen while catching hilsa fish early in the morning, said Daulatpur upazila fisheries officer
Monowar Hossain,UNB News Agency Reported.They also recovered 50 kgs of hilsa fish and 20,000 metres of current nets from their possession.Later, the arrestees were produced before a mobile court, led by executive magistrate Shafiur Rahman which sentenced 21 fishermen to one year imprisonment and fined six others.The government has imposed a ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of hilsa from October 12 to November 2.

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