119 roadside trees felled | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, January 13, 2019

119 roadside trees felled

Some 119 acacia trees beside a road in Ghatail upazila have been felled.

The incident occurred beside the three-kilometre road of Local Government and Engineering Department from Chaitarbaid to Malenga under Chourasha Forest Beat in Deopara union on Thursday night.

Locals found the branches of felled trees on the two sides of the road on Friday morning.

Local people said a local organised gang of tree thieves was involved with the incident.

Abdur Rashid Bhuiyan, beat officer of Chourasha Forest Beat, said they have no responsibility over the roadside trees owned by a non-governmental organisation.

Main Uddin Talukder, chairman of Deopara Union Parishad, said he had also asked the local forest beat officer about the matter but he could not give any answer.

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