28 wild animals seized in Dhaka, 10 sentenced


Gazipur representative: A mobile court has fined 10 people, including 28 wild animals, in the capital Dhaka’s Mirpur.

Dhaka Wildlife Inspector Nigar Sultana said they rescued the wild animals from the birds market at Mirpur 1 on Friday morning.

He said 10 people, including wild animals, were detained in the Forest Department and RAB-4 operation. Nine Tia, two Moyna, six pigeons, five Beji, two Shalik and four Munia were seized from them. Later, the mobile court judge RAB 4’s executive magistrate Md. Anisur Rahman fined them TK 2,46,500 under Section 34 (b) of the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act-2012.

After collecting the fine, the birds were released at the Mirpur Botanical Garden at noon and the detainees were released, said Nigar Sultana.


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