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Eviction drive underway on Karnaphuli river banks

  • Published at 11:45 am February 4th, 2019
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The eviction drive against the illegal establishments on the banks of Karnaphuli river is led by Assistant Commissioner (Land) Tahmilur Tahman in the port city's Sadarghat area on Monday, February 4, 2019 Focus Bangla

Around 200 illegal structures will be demolished on the first day of the drive

The much-awaited eviction drive against the illegal establishments on the banks of Karnaphuli river is underway.

The drive, led by Assistant Commissioner (Land) Tahmilur Tahman, began in the port city's Sadarghat area around 10:30am on Monday.

On the first day of the drive, 200 illegal structures will be demolished from Sadarghat to Barik Building area, and 10 acres of land will be reclaimed.

Chittagong Additional Commissioner (Revenue) Md Delwar Hossain confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.

On August 16, 2016, the High Court directed the authorities concerned to remove 2,112 structures illegally built on the banks of Karnaphuli river in response to a writ petition.

The writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh sought directives from the High Court to save the river, citing media reports of rampant encroachment on its banks.

In the petition, a number of individuals, owners of business houses and slums, a container terminal and six government entities were accused of erecting illegal structures at the Bakalia, Patenga, Madrabari, Ghosail Danga, Monoharkhali, and Firingi Bazar areas on the banks of the river.

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