SC clears way to evict structures from Sugandhya point of Cox's Bazar beach
06:57 PM, October 01, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:04 PM, October 01, 2020

SC clears way to evict structures from Sugandhya point of Cox's Bazar beach

The Supreme Court today cleared the way for the government to evict unauthorised business structures from Sugandhya Point at Kalatali area on Cox's Bazar sea beach.   

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division of the SC headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain scrapped the rule and stay order issued by the High Court on eviction of the structures.

The apex court came up with the verdict after hearing an appeal filed by the land ministry and other authorities concerned of the government challenging the HC rule and order.

Appellants' lawyer Manzill Murshid told The Daily Star that 52 persons have constructed structures without permission from proper authorities for running business at Sugandhya Point at Kalatali area on Cox's Bazar sea beach.

Cox's Bazar Development Authority on April 10, 2018 issued a notice for evicting them.

Fifty-two owners of the structures had filed a writ petition with the HC challenging the eviction notice. They said in the writ petition that the Cox's Bazar's municipality trade license authority had given them permission to set up the structures.

Following the writ petition, the HC on April 16, 2018 issued a rule questioning the eviction notice and stay the effectiveness of the eviction notice.

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