232 wild animal hides seized, two jailed

Staff Correspondent

22 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized 232 hides of different wild animals, including leopard and fishing cat, from a shop in Paribagh area in the capital on Monday.

The mobile court, led by Rab Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam, also seized 55 products made by the animal hides from the shop Crafts Corner in the DIT Super market.

The mobile court sentenced two persons who are the owners of the shop, one-year imprisonment each for selling hides.

The hides include one leopard, one fishing cat, two monkeys, 227 monitor lizards and a wild cat.

The  mobile court also fined the shop owners Tk 50,000 each, in default, they will have to suffer one more month in jail, said Sarwoer Alam.