42 sued for blocking canals in Satkhira | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 23, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 23, 2007

Water-logging

42 sued for blocking canals in Satkhira

A case was filed here yesterday accusing 42 people for creating water-logging in two unions in Kaligonj upazila by creating obstruction on water flow of two canals.
The court accepted the case and ordered Kaliaganj police station officer-in-charge Nur Mohammad to probe the allegation.
Noor Islam Sardar of Gobindapur village filed the case.
The accused include Golam Rabbani, Arshad Ali, Solaiman, Yad Ali, Jamal Uddin, Abdul Hadi, Yusuf Ali, Abdul Hamid, Abul Hossain, Ansar Ali, Abdul Gaffar, Kena Moral, Nur Mohammad, Abdur Rahim of Mukundapur and Panchbaria villages.
Plaintiff Noor Islam Sardar alleged that the accused occupied Mukundapur Dariala canal in Dhalbaria union and Panchbaria canal in Mathureshpur union through false documents and encroached the water bodies for fish cultivation, stopping their flow. This created water-logging in the area, he claimed.
These two canals are outlets for draining rainwater from over 2000 acres of land in the two unions, he said.

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