Three mobile courts sentenced 30 fishermen to a 10-day imprisonment each for catching hilsa in the Padma river in Faridpur district defying the ongoing government ban.
The drives were conducted in Nasirpur, and Munshirchar of Sadarpur upazila, Akutter Char, Char Hazar Bigha in Char Bhadrashan upazila and Dicrir Char and North Channel area in Faridpur sadar upazila between Thursday evening and Friday morning.
A mobile court, led by executive magistrate Sajal Chandra Sheel, conducted a drive along the Padma river in Char Bhadrashan upazila and sentenced 13 fishermen to 10-day jail.
The second mobile court, led by executive magistrate Mukul Kumar Moitra, conducted a drive in sadar upazila and handed down the jail term to eight fishermen.
Meanwhile, Hasan Hafizur Rahman, another mobile court conducted a drive in Sadarpur upazila and sentenced nine fishermen to 10-day jail.
During the drive, the mobile courts also seized 160 kgs of hilsha and 100,000 metre gill net.
Earlier, the government imposed a ban on catching, sell, transportation and hoarding of hilsa from 1 October to 22 October.