2 fishermen jailed for netting hilsa despite ban

Our Correspondent

27 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

JAMALPUR: A mobile court sentenced two fishermen to different terms imprisonment on charges of flouting ban on netting Hilsa fish in the river Jamuna on Monday.

Fisheries Department sources said the mobile court conducted a drive in the river Jamuna at Gunapara area of Islampur and detained two fishermen for catching Hilsa.

Executive Magistrate of the mobile court Md Rokanuzzaman Khan sentenced fishermen -- Innat Ali, 30, son of Zarip Mondal and Farid Uddin, 25, son of Kerat Ullah to one month imprisonment.

The court also seized 1000 meter current net and five kilogram of mother Hilsa in the drive.