The High Court yesterday directed police to immediately initiate criminal proceedings against owners of 31 illegal brick kilns in Dinajpur, Nilphamari, and Rangpur, for forging two HC orders that allowed them to operate the brick kilns.
It also ordered the police to begin an investigation into the forgery.
Hearing two separate writ petitions filed in 2017 and 2018, an HC bench of Justice Md Ashfaqul Islam and Justice Mohammad Ali ordered the head of the criminal investigation department of the police to supervise the investigation, and to provide necessary assistance.
Law enforcers have also been directed to submit progress reports on the probes to the court by June 25, Deputy Attorney General Md Al-Amin Sarker told The Daily Star.
Police yesterday produced owners of the 31 brick kilns before the court, as per its April 30 order.
DAG Al-Amin said the deputy commissioner of Dinajpur handed over two “forged” HC orders issued to the attorney general’s office last April, in which the HC asked local administration not to interfere in the brick kilns’ operations.
He added that local administrative bodies have already put a stop to illegal brick kilns’ operations.