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Six cops injured as fishermen attack them in Chandpur

Update : 11 Oct 2022, 11:53

At least six river police personnel were injured during an attack by a group of fishermen in the Meghna River in Chandpur.

The government has imposed a 22-day ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting of hilsa-- from October 7 to October 28 - to protect safe spawning of the fish during its peak breeding period, reports UNB.

On Monday night, a team led by executive magistrates Sharmin Akhter and Zahid Hasan, went to Bishnapur union's Safarmali area in Sadar upazila to conduct the drive when a group of fishermen hurled brickbats at them, said Chandpur River Police Station Md Quamruzzaman.

"Hasan Mia, 26, of river police was critically injured during the attack. He was taken to Chandpur General Hospital. Later, Hasan was referred to Central Police Hospital in Dhaka," he added. 

"Several other policemen were injured in this attack and received primary treatment at Chandpur General Hospital."

"A case has been filed against 50 people over the incident," Quamruzzaman said.

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