A mobile court on Monday morning sentenced 11 fishermen to 15 days’ imprisonment each for catching hilsa defying the ban.
Quoting Umme Salma Tanjia, deputy commissioner of the district, UNB said a team led by executive magistrate Mandip Ghorai conducted a drive from Sunday night to Monday morning in the Padma River, along different areas of Sadar upazila, and arrested 11 fishermen.
The team also seized 10 mounds of current nets and four and half mounds of hilsa fish.
Later, the detained fishermen were produced before the mobile court of executive magistrate Mandip Ghorai which sentenced each of them to 15 days’ imprisonment.
The government has imposed a ban on catching, selling, transportation and hoarding of hilsa from 12 October to 2 November.