3 arrested in Chandpur with truck loaded jatka. Police have arrested three persons from Harina Ghat area of Hanarchar Union No. 13 of Chandpur Sadar Upazila, including a truck loaded with 1,200 kg of Jatka. The fish were distributed in the presence of Senior Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Kamal Hossain at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 17 at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office.
The arrested were identified as Yusuf Hawlader, 25, of Hawladar Bari in Narsinghpur, Manu Mia Sikder, 23, of Sikdar Bari in the same area and Shahjahan Mia, 47, of Hasnabad village in Cumilla’s Daudkandi.
According to Puran Bazar police outpost, a large consignment of Jatka was being smuggled from Harinaghat to Dhaka on Friday (April 16) at 3 pm on the basis of secret information. Upon receiving this news, at 3:30 pm, police personnel led by Jahangir Alam, in-charge of Puranbazar outpost, led by Sub-Inspector Khalilur Rahman, conducted an operation at Harina Ghat.
At that time (Dhaka Metro-T-20-699) the unscrupulous fish traders took the banned Jatka fish from Harinaghat to Dhaka for smuggling. We raided the truck and arrested 3 people in the truck and seized 1200 kg of jatka.
Mohammad Jahangir Alam, in-charge of Puran Bazar police outpost, said a case has been filed against the detainees under the Fisheries Conservation Act.
Correspondent: April 17,2021