Vol. 5 Num 1022 Tue. April 17, 2007  

Illegal structures demolished in Khagrachhari

The Roads and Highway Department yesterday demolished at least 53 illegal structures including four offices of political parties and recovered about one hectare of its land in different areas of Manikchhari upazila in the district.

The drive was led by First Class Magistrate Mohammad Ahamed Kabir.

Three offices of BNP and one of Awami League were demolished at Tintahari, Gachchhabil, Manikchhari and Manikchhari Bazar. These were built on RHD lands, official sources said.

They said notices were served on owners of illegal structures over two weeks ago in Garitana, Mohamuni, Gachchhabil, Tintahari, Manikchhari Bazar and Hatimura in Manikchhari upazila to remove their illegal structures.

Khagrachhari RHD Executive Engineer Iqbal Hossen said all illegal structures in the hill district will be demolished. "We are seeking help from administration in this regard", he said."