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West Bengal: 3 fishermen held for illegally fishing in Sundarbans June 22,2020   |  Source: UNB

Forest department officials detained three fishermen from the Sundarbans in Harbaria area of Mongla upazila for catching fish illegally from a canal using insecticides on Saturday night. The arrestees are—Belal Hossain, 25, son of Ishak Hawlader of Joymonirghol village, Kamrul Islam, 32, son of Kashem Fakir, resident of Sundartola village of Mongla upazila and Israfil, 30, son of Ruhul Amin, resident of Paschim Dangmari village of Dakope upazila. Mohammad Belayet Hossain, divisional forest officer (DFO) of Sundarban East Department, said on information that a group of fisherman entered the Sundarbans illegally for catching fish they conducted a drive in the area.

Later, they arrested the fishermen while they were taking preparation for catching fish. They also seized six bottles of insecticides, seven nets and a trawler from their possession. A case was filed against the trio in this connection.

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