Published:  03:30 AM, 11 September 2018

Clear Hatirjheel of illegal establishments: HC

The High Court on Monday directed the authorities concerned to remove all the establishments beyond the layout plan of Hatirjheel-Begunbari project within seven days.An HC-bench, led by Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice K M Hafijul Alam, came up with the order after hearing a writ filed in the form of public interest litigation. 

Advocate Manzil Morshed stood for the writ petitioner while deputy attorney general Amit Talukder stood for the state. The court also asked the defendant to submit a progress report on the court order within two weeks, reports UNB. 

Besides, the HC issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why directives would not be given to stop construction of structures beyond the layout plan of the project and protect the project as per the design.  

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk), Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner, officer-in-charge of Hatirjheel thana and the project director have been made respondents to the rule. 

The lawyer said a report was published in newspapers on August 1 about establishment of structures beyond the layout plan in the project area.The writ was filed on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.

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