Hilsa Fishing

Fishermen attack cops

Our Correspondent

30 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BHOLA: Two teams of law enforcers came under attack during their drives against illegal hilsa catching in Lalmohan upazila of the district on Wednesday morning.

The incidents took place at Batirkhal area of the river Meghna and Debirchar area of the river Tentulia.

Upazila fisheries officer Sudipta Mishra said a group of fishermen attacked on him and his team members with sticks and hurled brick chips targeting them while they were conducting a drive at Batirkhal area around 10 am. A police constable Fahad critically injured in this attack.

Injured constable was rushed to Bhola Sadar Hospital. The team seized two trawlers and detained six fishermen.

The fisheries officer filed a case naming eight persons and some others unnamed.

Meanwhile, another team, led by magistrate Saleh Ahmed, at Debirchar area around 11:30 am was also came under attack. Police fired one round of bullet at the directive of the magistrate.

Five fishermen were arrested and, later, conducting mobile court, two were sentenced one year in jail and three others fined Tk 5,000 each.