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Office to be set up at Salimpur to check hill cutting further

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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CHATTOGRAM: No more electricity connection will be provided and an office of the administration will be set up to check development of illegal settlement leveling hills at the much-talked-about Jungle Salimpur under Sitakunda upazila in the district.

Chattogram Divisional Commissioner Ashraf Uddin said this while addressing at the 25th meeting of the Hill Management Committee organised at the Divisional Commissioner's Conference Room on Thursday.

The divisional commissioner said security will be beefed up and patrolling will be carried out by joint tram of RAB-Police-Ansar forces in the areas which have been freed from encroachers in Salimpur.

Eviction drive will be conducted very soon while vigilance will remain continued to ensure that no one can cut hills again there, he said.

The divisional commissioner also said decision has been taken regarding those who are living illegally at the hills. They will be rehabilitated at their permanent addresses.

Miking and campaigning will be conducted for one month in this regard. The illegal residents will have to submit their application at the office of Assistant Commissioner (Land) at Sitakunda. The application will be sent to the Upazila Nirbahi Officer and Assistant Commissioner (Land) of their respective permanent addresses, he said.

If the authority findsthat the applicants are landless, they will be rehabilitated there. There will be no further rehabilitation at the hills, he added.

Chittagong Range DIG Anwar Hossain, Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Dr Prakash Kanti Chowdhury, Chittagong Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman, Chattogram district Police Superintendent SM Shafiullah, Chattogram Deputy Conservator of Forests Abul Kalam and Railway Divisional Estate Officer Md Mahabubul Alamwere present at the meeting among others.