Bdtodays Desk: This is the forbidden time for catching hilsa as it is the reproduction time of hilsa. But some fishermen break the rule in Faridpur while three mobile courts sentenced 30 fishermen to 10-day imprisonment each for catching hilsa in the Padma River.
The drives were conducted in Nasirpur, Munshirchar under Sadarpur upazila, Akutter Char, Char Hazar Bigha in Charbhadrashan upazila and Dicrir Char and Northchannel Chair in Sadar upazila from Thursday evening till Friday morning.
A mobile court led by executive magistrate Sajal Chandra Sheel directeda in the Padma river in Charbhadrashan upazila and sentenced 13 fishermen to 10-day jail each for catching hilsa fish.
Besides, another mobile court guided by executive magistrate Mukul Kumar Moitra, directed a drive in Sadar upazila and sent them jail term for the same reason.
Meanwhile, Hasan Hafizur Rahman, another mobile court conducted a drive in Sadarpur upazila and sentenced nine fishermen to 10-day jail. During the drived, the mobile courts also seized 160 kgs of hilsha and one lakh metre current nets.
The government has imposed a ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of hilsa from October 1 to October 22.
Bdtodays/ M, H/ 13 October, 2017