SUKKUR: Sukkur additional sessions court on Thursday sentenced a fisherman to five years imprisonment and imposed on him Rs250,000 penalty for killing an Indus blind dolphin after it got entangled in his net.
The judge found the fisherman Munawwar Mirani guilty of killing the rare dolphin and ordered him sent behind the bars in the case filed in 2021.
The judge directed police to arrest the convict, who had been on bail, and take him to the Sukkur central prison.
The convict was heard saying that he did not kill the mammal deliberately. It got entangled in his net and died when he was fishing in Korai Wah, he said.
Published in Dawn, January 6th, 2023
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