28 hilly mynas seized, 1 held
A Dhaka court gave one year imprisonment to a man who was detained on charge of supplying hilly birds in the Tongi Bazar area today.
Twenty eight hilly mynas were seized from his possession on the outskirts of Dhaka.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Wildlife Crime Control Unit of Bangladesh Forest Department captured Md Shaban Ali along with 28 mynas and two parrots stuffed in two bags around 12:30pm, Ashim Mallick, the unit inspector who led the raid, told the Daily Star.
Shaban used to collect birds from different parts in Mymensingh and supply those to his clients, the inspector said.
The arrestee is a resident of Baraigora village under Dubaiura Police Station of Mymensingh, he added.
The hilly myna birds have become rare these days, the wildlife official said.
The mynas were released at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Gazipur.