Drive against Hilsa catching: 25 river cops injured in attack by fishermen

Sun Online Desk

25th October, 2020 04:53:40 printer

Drive against Hilsa catching: 25 river cops injured in attack by fishermen

At least 25 river police members were injured in an attack by fishermen as the law enforcers were operating a drive against hilsa catching in Meghna River on Sunday morning.

The government has imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of hilsa-- from October 14 to November 4 – in order to protect safe spawning of the fish during its peak breeding period.

A group of fishermen attacked cops with brick chips and stick when a team of law enforcers comprising 80-member led by Farida Parvin, additional superintendent of river police, Dhaka Headquarters, went to Laxmichar area in Sadar upazila around 11:00am to conduct the drive, said media report quoting injured policeman Muzahidul Islam.

Later, the police team fired rubber bullets and blanks to disperse the fishermen.

Seven fishermen were detained from the spot in connection with the incident. 


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