The High Court yesterday summoned the deputy commissioner of Kurigram and three others to appear before it on January 8 for not taking action against the persons responsible for cutting down trees on the Bhurungamari High School premises.
During the hearing of a writ petition, the court also issued summons against Bhurungamari Thana Nirbahi Officer, Officer-in-Charge of Bhurungamari Police Station and the headmaster of Bhurungamari High School to explain why they had not taken action in this regard.
Following the petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh, the court issued a rule upon them on December 11 last year to explain why their failure to take action against the people responsible for cutting down the trees should not be declared illegal.
The organisation filed the petition saying that the vested quarters have cut the trees on the school premises and damaged the environment in August 2011.
Enamul Islam Khokon on behalf of the local people had submitted an application to the DC, TNO and OC to take action against the vested quarters but they did not take any action.
The petitioner's counsel Manzill Murshid yesterday told the court that the respondents did not take any action against the persons responsible for cutting down the tress. Rather they now were harassing Khokon in different ways.
The HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury Manik and Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim issued the summons following the statement of Manzill Murshid, Deputy Attorney General ABM Altaf Hossain said.