Law minister steps in to resolve dispute over Ctg’s Court Building Hill
The law ministry has taken an initiative to resolve the face-off between Chattogram district administration and lawyers of Chattogram court over construction of two establishments at the Parir Pahar, popularly known as Court Building Hill, in the port city.
Law Minister Anisul Huq held a meeting with the leaders of Chattogram District Bar Association (CDBA) and heard their statements at his ministry office today.
During the meeting, the minister said he will hear the Chattogram district administration's statement and assured the lawyers of discussing the matter with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on settling the matter.
The minister also urged all parties to have patience until the dispute is resolved, a law ministry source said.
The dispute reportedly began when the CDBA issued a tender to construct two 12-storey buildings named "Bangabandhu Ainjibi Bhaban" and "Ekushey Ainjibi Bhaban" on the hill.
The district administration declared that the two new buildings are "illegal and risky", while the leaders of CDBA claimed that they are constructing the buildings following "proper rules".
Parir Pahar is known as the court building or DC office to city dwellers, which houses the district administration office, divisional commissioner's office, 71 metro and district courts, and several buildings for lawyers.
The district administration published a notice in local newspapers in the first week of September stating that the risky structures would be unwanted additions to the historical area.