9 Faridpur fishermen jailed for catching hilsa
Published : Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 at 3:04 PM Count : 272
Nine fishermen in Faridpur have been jailed for different terms for illegally catching hilsa from the rivers Padma and Arial Khan defying a government ban.
Executive Magistrate Hasan Md Hafizur Rahman handed down the judgements from Monday night till Tuesday morning.
The jailed fishermen are Shahjahan, Salam, Joynal, Alal Shikder, Rashed, Abdur Sardar, Sharif Sardar, Arshad Mondol and Piar Mondol. All of them are from Dikrir Char and North-Channel union under Faridpur Sadar upazila.
Fisheries Department officials and police members were present during the drive.
The government imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, storing and transporting hilsa from October 9 to 31, to ensure safe spawning of the national fish during its peak breeding period.