Faridpur Sadar, Bhanga, Madhukhali and Sadarpur upazilas have been raided and four brickfields built illegally and without heeding the rules have been demolished by a mobile court of the environment department. Apart from this, some more illegal brickfields have been raided and fined Tk 36 lakh 50 thousand.
Two illegal brickfields in Faridpur Sadar Upazila were demolished from Wednesday morning to evening. In addition, seven brickfields were fined.
A team from the mobile court of the Department of Environment conducted a raid on AS BRICS and FBI BRICS in Faridpur Sadar Upazila for a long time without paying any attention to any valid documents and rules and regulations. At that time two brick kilns were demolished as they could not show any valid documents. All the equipment of the brick kiln and the kiln were destroyed.
Besides, HMB Bricks of Sadar Upazila was fined Rs 4 lakh, AB Enterprise Rs 4 lakh, Messrs. RR Bricks of Bhanga Upazila Rs 5 lakh, RFM Brick Field Rs 3 lakh and FBF Brick Field of Sadarpur Upazila Rs 2 lakh for operating in violation of brick kiln rules.
Earlier, an illegal brick field in Faridpur Sadar Upazila and an illegal brick field in Madhukhali Upazila were demolished from morning till evening on Tuesday. Four brickfields were fined.
A mobile court team of the Department of Environment conducted the operation at Messrs. Mandal BRICS in Faridpur Sadar Upazila. At that time the brick kiln was demolished as he could not show any valid documents. All the equipment of the brick kiln and the kiln were destroyed.
Besides, the operation was conducted at Messrs. Ashraf & Co. brickfield located in Madhukhali upazila. During the operation, all the equipments including the brick kiln were smashed.
Meanwhile, Madhukhali’s MZR BRICS was fined Tk 5 lakh, Messrs. Z&K BRICS was fined Tk 5 lakh and Messrs. MNZ BRICS was fined Tk 350,000 for operating without following the rules of brick kiln. Besides, Sajid Brick Field of Faridpur Sadar Upazila was fined Tk 5 lakh.
AHM Rased, Deputy Director, Department of Environment, Faridpur, Mohammad Sadiqur Rahman Sabuj, Magistrate, Department of Environment, Dhaka and Major Mohammad Jahangir Alam, Company Commander, Faridpur Radhab Camp conducted the operation.
Mita Rani Das, Assistant Director, Faridpur District Office, Department of Environment, Kazi Saifuddin, Assistant Director and Moniruzzaman Sheikh, Inspector were present.
(Dhaka Times / 20 January / KM)
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