Three sentenced to prison for selling turtles in city

Three sentenced to prison for selling turtles in city

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A mobile court on Friday sentenced three people simple jail ranging from 3 to 9 months on charge of being involved involved in selling turtles in the city’s Shakhari bazaar area.
A Rab-10 team along with executive magistrate Md Sarwar Alam conducted a drive at Shakhari Bazar crossing at around 6:00 am.
The a Rab team also recovered 57 turtles of different species from their possessions, Sources at the Rab headquarters said.During the drive the Rab members found that three people—Kartik Chandra Das, Pradip Chandra Das, 47, his younger brother Pabir Chandra Das, 39, were waiting to sell various species of 57 turtles kept inside two sacks.
During interrogation, they revealed that they have been involved in selling turtles after collection the rare species of turtles from Khulna, Narshingdi and Monshiganj districs for last eight years.
They used to go to the same place in every Friday before the sun rise to sell turtles on a regular basis.
The Executive Magistrate sentenced Kartik Chandra Das to three months simple jail, and his two siblings—Pradip and Pabir to nine months jail each for violation of Section 34 of Wild Life Conservation and Security Act 2012. – News Desk

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