Evict grabbers of Bakkhali River in Cox's Bazar
The High Court yesterday directed the government to immediately evict the encroachers of the river Bakkhali in Cox's Bazar, and to submit a report before it after complying with the order in a month.
During hearing a writ petition, the court also ordered the government to take effective steps to stop dumping waste into the river to protect it from pollution.
The court came up with the order after examining a report submitted by the Department of Environment saying that around 50 people have grabbed the land of the river and garbage is being dumped into it, petitioner's lawyer Iqbal Kabir Lytton told The Daily Star.
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (Bela) filed the petition in September last year seeking HC directives on the government to protect the river.