A mobile court in Rajshahi sentenced two poachers to one year in jail for killing at least 600 birds in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi.
Police arrested them with 600 slaughtered birds of different species from the Kakramari Patir Bil area on Wednesday.
The convicted poachers are Abu Bakar Siddiki, 55, and Firoz Hossain, 32.
Tipped off, a team from Charghat police station raided that area and arrested them, said UNO Sohrab Hossain.
According to police, the poachers killed the birds to sell in local hotels and restaurants.
“They were sentenced to one year and fined TK 1 thousand as per the ‘Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act- 2012’. They were sent to jail,” said the UNO.
The dead birds were sent to a local orphanage.