Eviction drive launched to vacate govt land occupied by Haji Salim



The Sonargaon upazila administration launched an eviction drive to recover 14 bighas of government land occupied by Madina Group of Haji Selim at Sonargaon in Narayanganj.

Sonargaon Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Al Mamun conducted the eviction drive at Meghnaghat on Sunday afternoon. Ataur Rahman, Deputy Assistant Land Officer and police were present at that time.

Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Al Mamun said they  identified illegal establishments of Madina Group. There are 2.11 acres on one side of the cement factory, 1.8 acres on the other side, 1.20 acres on the right side of the toll plaza and a total of 4.39 acres of land have been illegally occupied. The occupied land is equivalent to about 14 bighas.

“We have identified the entire government land occupied by Haji Selim. Of these, we have evicted three establishments at two places covering 2.11 acres. The rest of the establishments is very strong and we faced difficulties to demolish those. So, we have suspended the eviction drive for the rime being,” he said.

The AC (Land) said, “We have put red flags in the places which we have vacated. However, they have been given three days’ ultimatum to remove the remaining illegal establishments occupying the land. If the establishments are not vacated by themselves, the eviction drive will be launched again.”

In this regard, Narayanganj DC Md. Jasim Uddin said that an eviction drive has been launched to recover the land occupied by Haji Selim. They have been given time. Legal action will be taken if they do not vacate the land removing the illegal structures within the period.


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