Hilsa ban: Policeman hurt in attack by fishermen in Meghna
A policeman was injured as fishermen attacked law enforcers during a drive against hilsa catching in Meghna River in Chandpur.
The injured, Hasan Mia (26), is a member of river police, our local correspondent reports quoting Md Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandpur River Police Station.
Md Kamruzzaman said the river police, including the fisheries officer of Sadar upazila, went to the river to monitor the hilsa ban situation as part of their regular operation last evening (October 10, 2022). When they reached Safarmali area of the Meghna River, they saw a fisherman's boat in the river.
Sensing their presence, the fishermen started throwing brickbats from the boat targeting the law enforcers.
Hasan Mia was injured in the incident and was sent to Dhaka's Rajarbagh Police Hospital in critical condition.
"A case has been filed against 50 people in connection with the incident," he said, adding that no one has been arrested yet.
The government has imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of hilsa from October 7 across the country to protect safe spawning of the fish during its peak breeding period.