Nine fishermen jailed for netting Hilsa in Faridpur

Nine fishermen jailed for netting Hilsa in Faridpur

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Dhaka – A mobile court here from Saturday night to Sanday noon sentenced nine fishermen to different jail terms for netting Hilsa in Padma River of Sadar upazila defying an on-going government ban.The court also recovered seven mounds of Hilsa and two lakh meters of current net from their procession.A joint team of District Administration and local Fisheries Department conducted several drives on the Padma River at Charmadhbodiya, North Channel, Dikrichar, Char Nasirpur and Narikel Baria areas in Sadarpur and Sadar upazila said Saiful Hasan, Additional District Magistrate.Later, they were produced before three mobile courts.According to the court order the seized fish were distributed among orphanages of the upazila and the fishing nets were burnt.The government has imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of Hilsa from 1 October to 22 October.UNB news agency

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