The associates of leaseholders are allegedly forcing the traders to unload cattle truck at their market, though the law enforcement agencies have alert to stop such illegal activities and extortion.
The Dhaka Tribune has found the scenario during visit at the city's Estern Housing in Mirpur, Gabtali, Jigatala-Hazaribagh, Dhupkhola, Lalbagh, Meradia and others cattle markets.
Apart from the permanent cattle market in Gabtoli, there are eight temporary cattle markets set up in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and 13 in Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).
The authorities concerned of the two city corporations have instructed the leaseholders not to bring their animals to the city before three to four days of Eid, aimimg to reduce traffic jam and public harrasment.
A volunteer of Dhupkhola cattle market wishing anonymity told the Dhaka Tribune: “It is not possible to follow all the rules issued by the city corporations.”
When contacted, DSCC Chief Estate Officer Khalid Ahmed said the city corporation's mobile court will visit immediately all the cattle market for monitoring.
DNCC Chief Estate Officer Aminul Islam said: “If anyone try to violate instructions of the cattle markets, tought action will be taken against them.”
Earlier, Executive Magistrate of Rapid Action Battalion's mobile court Sarwar Alam sent one Sanwar Hossain Sunny to one month jail in charge of forcing cattle traders to unload cattle at Dhupkhola cattle market yesterday.
A number of DSCC and DNCC officials seeking anonymity told the Dhaka Tribune: “Several groups of the ruling Awami League’s associate bodies including Jubo League, Chhatra League, Swechchhasebak League are controlling all the cattle markets of DSCC and DNCC just like the previous years.”
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