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HC order sought to stop Turag encroachment

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:56 AM    |     Modified: Sunday, October 22, 2017 11:56 AM

Dhaka: Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) on Sunday filed an appeal with the High Court (HC) seeking a court order to evict the illegal structures owned by 30 persons and organisations.

Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Manzill Murshid filed the appeal on behalf of HRPB following a judicial inquiry report that found 30 persons and organisations are grabbing the bank of the Turag River illegally.

A two-member HC bench comprising Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice Mohammad Ullah fixed October 29 to hear the appeal.

On January 5, the same HC bench directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Gazipur to conduct a judicial inquiry to find out whether there is any illegal structure on the banks of the river Turag.

On October 19, the probe body submitted the report to the HC mentioning the name of 30 persons and establishments who have grabbed the bank of the Turag River illeg

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