HC asks govt to evict 74 illegal structures from Buriganga channel


The High Court today directed the government to evict 74 illegal structures from the land of Buriganga Adi (Second) channel in Hazaribagh and Kamrangirchar areas of Dhaka in three months.

The deputy commissioner (DC) of Dhaka and Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) ordered to evict the illegal structures in three months and to submit a compliance report to the HC by June 26.

The HC also asked police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to provide assistance to DC and BIWTA in carrying out the eviction activities.

The HC bench of Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore and Justice Mohammed Ullah passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) seeking necessary order.

Earlier in the day, the directorate of land record and surveys submitted a survey report to the HC bench, saying there are 74 unauthorised structures including buildings and tin-shed houses in the Adi Channel (original channel) of Buriganga River in Hazaribagh and Kamrangirchar area.

The directorate submitted the report through Deputy Attorney General Arobindo Kumar Roy in line with the HC’s October 12 last year order, HRPB’s lawyer Manzill Murshid told The Daily Star.

Lawyer Amatul Karim Swapna appeared for Department of Environment.



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