A mobile court, assisted by fisheries officials and members of the law enforcement agencies ,in a drive seized 4.5 maunds of Hilsa fish from Afjal Mondoler hat under Sadar Upazilla of the district on Sunday.
On information, the mobile court, led by Executive Magistrate Suman Chandra Das, raided the hat and seized 4.5 maunds of Hilsa where the fishes were kept for sale.
Sensing the presence of mobile court in the area, the fishermen fled scene leaving fishes.
The Hilsa were caught from the Padma river violating the government's ban on Hilsa catching, the court sources said.
Later, the mobile court distributed the seized Hilsa among the local Madrshas, orphanages and the poor.