SIRAJGANJ: A mobile court in a drive on Thursday fined eight people for illegally lifting sands from the River Jamuna using dredgers in the district.
The mobile court, led by executive magistrate Masudur Rahman, was conducted at Enayetpur in Chouhali upazila in the afternoon. It first detained eight persons and fined Tk 50,000 each.
They got released after paying the money, said source in the mobile court.
Sirajganj DC Dr Farooque Ahmed said there is no sand quarry in Enayetpur. But, sands were being lifted from the river illegally.
Action was taken to stop the sand lifting, he added.