22 fishermen fined, jailed in Manikganj
Twenty-two fishermen were sentenced to different terms in jail and fined for catching fish during the ongoing fishing ban.
Among the 22, eight were sentenced to one year in jail and seven to one month while the rest seven were fined Tk 26,000.
They were arrested from Charkatari, Baghutia and Bachamara unions under Daulatpur upazila on Sunday while catching hilsa from the River Jamuna.
Commissioner (land) and executive magistrate Jewel Ahmed handed down the judgement conducting a mobile court.
During the drive, around 2 lakh metres current net was also recovered. Those were, later, destroyed.
Fisheries officer Ronny Saha and Daultapur police and ansar officials were present during the drive.