Evict 2,181 illegal structures from Karnaphuli river bank: HC

Evict 2,181 illegal structures from Karnaphuli river bank: HC


Aimed at protecting Karnaphuli, lifeline of port city of Chittagong, the High Court today ordered for eviction of 2,181 illegal structures from the bank of the river.A High Court division bench comprising Justice Md Rezaul Hasan and Justice Kashefa Hussain passed the order, asking Chittagong deputy commissioner office to publish advertisements on two local dailies within seven-day of release of the full verdict, asking the owners of those illegal structures to remove their establishments.

They have to relocate their structures within 90-day of that order and if they failed to do so, Chittagong Development Authority (CDA), chief executive of Chittagong City Corporation, BIWTA Chairman and Chittagong Deputy Commissioner will take necessary steps to evict those structures.The court also asked authorities related to six government structures situated on the river bank to seek permission for their concerned establishments from Department of Environment.The High Court passed the order following hearing on a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB).


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