A police team seized five lakh meters of fishing nets worth around Tk 1.5 crore from different areas in River Padma of Paba in Rajshahi on Friday.
A river police team of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police accompanied by other officials concerned including Paba upazila fisheries officer Abu Bakkar Siddique conducted a raid in different areas and seized the nets.
However, none could be arrested in this connection as the fishermen fled leaving behind the net.
River police office-in-charge Mehedi Masud told journalists that the fishermen were catching fish using the current nets, which were banned for fishing.
All the law-violators would be brought to book as soon as possible, he added. Meanwhile, the seized nets were destroyed instantly.
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