Two policemen suspended for catching hilsa
Two policemen of Barishal Bandar Police Station have been suspended for catching hilsa in the Tentulia River in Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali defying government ban.
Suspended police members are Md constables Zulfiqar and Mohammad Ali.
Kalaiya River Police outpost in-charge Md Shohag said a joint patrol team of river police, upazila administration and upazila fisheries officers detained the duo from Dhulia point in the river around 4pm on Sunday while fleeing the spot by a speedboat.
They were handed over to Barishal Bandar Police Station at midnight following an order of top officials, Shohag said.
Hilsa and net were recovered from their possession, said upazila fisheries officer Md Josim Uddin.
Bandar Police Station officer in-charge Anwar Hossain confirmed the matter.