Aedes larvae found on construction site, 1 jailed

5 building owners fined total Tk 17,000
Aedes mosquito larvae
The photo shows that a staff of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) is spraying insecticide on a building premises on August 24, 2019 to destroy Aedes mosquito larvae and breeding grounds. Photo: Collected

A mobile court today sent an official of a construction company to jail after Aedes mosquito larvae were found at an under-construction building in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area.

The official was identified as Palash, a supervisor of Nagar Homes Ltd, said a press release issued by the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC).

A mobile court led by DSCC’s Executive Magistrate Mizanur Rahman launched a drive at the construction site in Dhanmondi-12 this morning and found Aedes mosquito larvae there during inspection, the release read.

The construction company handed a fine of Tk 50, 000 in this connection, it read.

As the Nagar Homes Ltd authorities could not pay the fine, the mobile court magistrate sentenced Palash to three days in jail, the release also read.  

The DSCC’s mobile courts today inspected a total of 141 buildings in different areas including Jatrabari, Sadarghat and Dhanmondi to destroy Aedes mosquito larvae and breeding grounds.

During the drives, the mobile courts also fined the owners of five buildings a total of Tk 17,000 as they found Aedes mosquito larvae, dirty and unclean environment on the buildings’ premises, it added.



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