A case has been filed against 12 people including Cumilla City Corporation panel mayor and a local Awami League leader over lifting sand illegally from the Gumti river in the district.
Arfanul Haque Rifat, general secretary of Cumilla city AL unit; Syed Mohammad Sohel, Cumilla City Corporation panel mayor; and Hasan Rafi Raju, general secretary of Sadar upazila's Panchkhuri union AL, along with nine others, were made accused in the case.
One Mahbubur Rahman, one of the legal sand leaseholders in the river, filed the case with Cumilla Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court yesterday, our local correspondent reports.
After accepting the case, the court recorded statement of the complainant, said Masud Salauddin, lawyer for the plaintiff.
The court will pass an order later, the lawyer said.