The High Court on Thursday directed 154 tannery owners at Hazaribagh will have to pay Tk 50,000 per day as compensation to the government for not relocating their industries to Savar Tannery Estate within the given time.
An HC bench comprising Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice AKM Shahidul Huq passed the order.
Earlier in the morning, the Industries Ministry submitted a report to the HC mentioning that a total 154 tannery industries are yet to be shifted to Savar.
Following the report, the HC said the 154 tannery owners will have to pay compensation every day until the relocation of their industries to Savar, said Advocate Manzill Murshid.
The government on April 1 last suspended rawhide supply to Hazaribagh tanneries as the tanners had failed to meet the March 31 deadline as several others in the past to relocate their tanneries.
But, the government extended the March 31 deadline till April 10 following a request from the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC), the implementing agency of the leather estate project.