A mobile court of Cox's Bazar district administration was barred allegedly by encroachers when it went to remove the illegal structures from Sugandha Point of the beach today.
The mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Shariar Muktar could not start the eviction drive as the encroachers obstructed them in the morning, our Chattogram staff correspondent reports quoting an eye witness.
Ibrahim Khalil Mamun, chief executive of Youth Environment Society (YES), said that he was on the spot since morning but saw the authorities could not pull down a single structure.
"On October 1, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court cleared the legal tangle and asked Cox's Bazar district administration to free the beach from encroachers and remove structures made illegally," Khalil said.
"We started a social movement to free the beach. We don't know why the administration could not remove the structures," he added.
Md Kamal Hossen, deputy commissioner of Cox's Bazar district administration, denied the allegation and said the grabbers were given time to relocate their belongings.