2 traders fined, 7 dredgers seized for illegal sand extraction
A mobile court in Netrokona has fined two sand traders Tk 50,000 and seized seven dredger machines on charge of illegal extraction of sand from a river at Kalmakanda upazila in the district.
The mobile court, led by executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (Land) Md Shohidul Islam, conducted a raid in the Ubdakhali river in Bogjan area on Thursday afternoon and caught red handed seven dredger machines extracting sand.
At that time, the mobile court imposed the fine on the traders named Saju Miah, 40, and Kala Miah, 55, as well as seized the machines from them.
Magistrate Shohidul said the two traders had been extracting sand illegally from the river for a long time. The team later imposed the fined on them under the Balumohal and Soil Management Act, 2010.