BIWTA demolishes 124 more illegal structures

Staff Correspondent

14 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) tore down 124 more illegal structures, including a three-storey building owned by father-in-law of Anti-Corruption Commission counsel Mosharraf Hossain Kazol, along Buriganga river bank.

The drive which started at 10:00 am and ended at 5:00 pm was conducted from Kholamora Ghat of Kamrangirchar to Zhauchar under West Hazaribagh in the capital.

The structures which were knocked down include 11 two-storey and six one-storey buildings and 30 semi-pucca, 22 tin-roofed and 55 makeshift houses.

Talking to daily sun, Mosharraf Hossain Kazol said, “We will file a petition with the High Court seeking contempt proceedings against BIWTA and other officials for demolishing structures without demarcating river belt. We will also file a compensation suit with the lower court.”

Earlier, the HC directed the BIWTA to demarcate river area as per CS, RS surveys, but the drive has been initiated without demarcation, he added.