A mobile court here has sentenced nine fishermen to one-month imprisonment and fined two others for netting fish in the Padma River defying a government ban.
The 11 fishermen were detained during a two-hour drive conducted by Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Bhedarganj Sabbir Ahmed in the river at Kachikata from 10am on Tuesday.
The detainees are Md Fakhrul Islam, 35, Al Amin Bhuiyan, 25, Ahsanullah, 45, Shah Jalal, 30, Jasim Hossain, 32, Shahed, 25, Borhan Uddin, 32, Manik, 25, Rashid Bepari, 32, Altab Bepari, 72, and Rajib, 18.
The mobile court also seized 10,000 metres of current net and a fishing boat.
Later, the UNO sentenced nine of them to one-month imprisonment and fined two others Tk 5,000 each. The seized net was also burned down.
The government imposed a two-month ban on netting fish from Sureswar in Naria Upazila to Gosairhat of the Padma River from March 1 to April 30. unb