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Mobile Court destroys machine for illegal sand lifting

  • Our Correspondent, Tangail
  • 9 September, 2023 12:00 AM
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A mobile court destroyed a dredger machine for illegally lifting sand from the Louhajang river in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail on Thursday afternoon.

Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Suchi Rani Saha conducted the mobile court in Chandulia Dastirpara area of Bahuria union in the upazila.

Locals alleged that Sanwar Hossain, Sohanur Rahman Khan Shakil, Suroj Mallik, Riaz Mallik, Sarwar Mallik, Illias Mallik, Lipu and some other soil traders had been lifting sand from the river illegally and selling those for long time.

As a result, the houses and crops of the riverside residents were being affected by the erosion. Besides, the government was being deprived of huge amount of revenue.

Being informed, the mobile court conducted the operation in the area on Thursday afternoon but the culprits fled the spot sensing the presence of administration. Later, the mobile court seized the dredger and later it was destroyed.

Confirming the news, AC (Land) Suchi Rani Saha said that the operation will continue in future.