Thursday, 22nd April 2021

Mobile court in Chandpur attacked by fisherman

HT Agency

Chandpur: Four people including a fisheries department officer were injured as some fishermen allegedly attacked members of a mobile court while they were conducting a drive at Matlab Upazila on Meghna River over the ongoing Hilsa ban.

The injured fisheries department officer was identified as Manjur Alam, Upazila Fisheries Department assistant officer.

UNO Sharmin Akter who was conducting the drive said 8 fishermen who were netting hilsa attacked them during their drive injuring four members of law enforcers around 4:30 pm at Shotaki area in Matlab Upazila.

Police fired 18 blank shoots to control the situation and caught the fishermen along with boats and current net.

Each of seven fishermen were sentenced for one year jail while another who was a minor boy was given simple punishment, she said.

The hilsa ban came into effect on October 7 and will continue until October 28 to save mother hilsa which lays eggs during the period.

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