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Shitalakkhya

SC clears way to save 4 rivers

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld its 2010 judgment that cleared the way for removing all structures, excluding the government ones set up to serve public interests, from the rivers around the capital. The rivers are Shitalakkhya, Balu, Turag and Buriganga. The Appellate Division of the SC dismissed five separate review petitions filed by five commercial companies challenging its 2010 verdict that affirmed a High Court verdict directing the government to remove the structures. Following yesterday's verdict, the jetties and other structures established...

RIVERS AROUND DHAKA

SC clears way for removing structures from 4 rivers

SC clears way for removing structures from 4 rivers

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for removing all structures, excluding those set up by the government to serve public interest, from four rivers encircling Dhaka. The rivers are Shitalakkhya, Balu, Turag and Buriganga. After rejecting five review petitions, the Appellate Division of the SC today upheld its earlier verdict that had asked the...

Shamim Osman to be quizzed?

Shamim Osman to be quizzed?

Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman will possibly be interrogated soon in connection with the Narayanganj seven-murder, said several members of the government probe committee yesterday. Two days after his phone conversation with prime accused Nur Hossain was leaked to the media, the officials said it was high time to interrogate the lawmaker. The conversation, which...

Shitalakkhya

River of the floating dead

River of the floating dead

The Shitalakkhya, which had been a lifeline for the residents of Narayanganj for decades, has virtually turned into a dumping ground for bodies in recent years. Bodies are found either floating in the river or lying on the banks, said locals.

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearing on Narayanganj killings May 12, 15

Mass hearings on the abductions and killings of seven people in Narayanganj last month will be held at the office of the district’s deputy commissioner on May 12 and 15. A circulation has been issued in this regard today, said Abdul Kashem Mohammad Mohiuddin, secretary member of the probe body which has been formed...

Eviction In N'ganj

Illegal sand traders clear riverbank as Nur Hossain flees

Illegal sand traders clear riverbank as Nur Hossain flees

Around 33 illegal sand traders have frantically cleared piles of sand and stones from the river Shitalakkhya over the last few days as their ringleader went into hiding after the gruesome seven murder in Narayanganj. “Nur Hossain would always deal with the local administration to back the entire illegal trade here, but this time...

THE 7-MURDER TIMELINE

April 27 Nazrul Islam and his four aides and Chandan Sarker and his driver are kidnapped separately, but around the same time from around the same place. Nazrul's wife Selina Islam claims Nur Hossain and Mohammad Yasin are behind the abduction. She also claims some Rab-11 men picked up Nazrul and the others. April 28 Selina files an abduction case with Fatullah police. April 29 The home ministry recommends withdrawal of four law enforcers, including Rab-11 commanding officer. April 30 The bodies of Nazrul, Chandan and four...

Obvious result in belated raid

Obvious result in belated raid

Three days after the bodies of seven abductees, including Naryanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, were found floating in the Shitalakkhya, police yesterday raided the house of prime accused Nur Hossain. The three-hour raid from 11:00am at his Shimrail residence in Naryanganj yielded predictable result -- neither Nur Hossain nor his family members were found. Police,...

Shitalakkhya: River of the floating dead

Shitalakkhya: River of the floating dead

The Shitalakkhya, which had been a lifeline for the residents of Narayanganj for decades, has virtually turned into a dumping ground for bodies in recent years. Bodies are found either floating in the river or lying on the banks, said locals. “The situation was different six to seven years ago. Fishes were aplenty and water...

Another body found in Shitalakkhya

Another body found in Shitalakkhya

Yet another body of an unidentified youth was recovered from the Shitalakkhya river of Narayanganj this noon. Locals saw the bloated body floating in the river at Champara in Sonargaon upazila and informed police, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon Police Station. Police sent the body to Narayanganj General Hospital morgue for...

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