Two local Awami League (AL) leaders were arrested along with 10 kilograms of venison from Bakultala village in Sarankhola upazila of Bagerhat on Saturday.
The arrestees were identified as Jafar Talukdar, 50, joint secretary of Southkhali Union Parishad unit of AL, and Shamsul Islam Ripon, 45, president of ward No. 4 unit of the ruling party of the same UP.
Tipped-off that three people were taking venison to the locality after killing a deer in the Sundarbans, a team of police set up a check post at Bakultala village to arrest them.
When the trio reached near the check post riding on a motorcycle, police waylaid them during their U-turn in the area.
Following this, police chased down motorbike and managed to catch two pillion riders - Jafar and Shamsul - while its driver managed to flee, said Karirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sarankhola Police Station.
A case was filed with Sarankhola Police Station under Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act, said the OC.
UNB says, the arrestees were produced before the court of Bagerhat Chief Judicial Magistrate on Saturday and the court sent the duo to jail.
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