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9 jailed for illegal sand lifting from Jamuna

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Dhaka- A mobile court here sentenced nine individuals to different terms of imprisonment for lifting sand illegally from the Jamuna River in Sadar upazila in Sirajganj on Tuesday.The convicted are Rafiqul Islam, son of Bahoti village in Sadar upazila; Jahidul Islam, son of Mahar Ali of Kukar Char in Jamalpur; Jalal Hossain, son of Hasan Mridha of Changpara village and Manir Hossain, son of Chunnu Gharani of Pashchim Lalpara village and Sohel Mahmud, son of Jalal Bharani of Taltoli village in Barguna; Shariful Islam, son of Samer Ali, and Jakir Hossain, son of Shah Jamal, both residents of Mohammadpur village in Jamalpur; Saber Ali, son of Anwar Hossain of Parkhoilsa village, and Abdul Baset, son of Nizam Uddin of Matikata village in Tangail district.Executive magistrate of the upazila Brenjon Chambugong said tipped off, the mobile court, led by him, conducted a drive in the river area in the afternoon and arrested the nine for illegal sand extraction through dredging.Later, the mobile court awarded them various term jails.The move comes in response to a directive of Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Friday to the deputy commissioners to crack down on illegal sand lifting from the rivers across the country to ensure their protection.The minister gave the directive at the morning session of the Deputy
Commissioners’ Conference at the Secretariat on the last day of the four-day event.-UNB

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