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Order to remove signboards of illegally constructed residential projects

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The High Court has ordered the removal of various signboards in the residential projects built illegally without the permission of the government around Purbachal government residential projects in Narayanganj and Gazipur.
This information was informed in a circular signed by senior advocate Manzil Morsed on Sunday (May 26).

Earlier, after hearing a writ petition in this regard, the court gave this order.

In Purbachal of Dhaka, some parts of Narayanganj and Gazipur districts were taken up by the government as Purbachal Town project and allotment was given to various individuals and after some time after that many housing institutions started housing projects in Kaliganj and Rupganj upazilas around the said area and also in different reservoirs for the purpose of selling plots at different places. Placed signboards. News about this was published in various media and it was mentioned that the said housing companies are not legitimate and people are being cheated by them in various ways.

Human Rights for Bangladesh filed a writ petition in public interest citing media coverage. After the hearing, the court issued a ruling and issued a status quo order to prevent the filling of various canals, banks and reservoirs in the area. Later, the Deputy Commissioner submitted a compliance report to the court on behalf of the defendant and informed the court about the eviction of various illegal signboards.

After three years, housing companies again put up signboards in different reservoirs of the said areas, after getting the information about the matter, a team of HRPB organization visited the area and got the truth. An application was filed in the court along with pictures of the said condition and seeking directions to remove the signboards.

During the hearing of the matter, senior advocate Manzil Morsed, on behalf of the petitioner, said that there is a possibility that different people will be deceived in different ways through these signboards. As, housing companies do not have any kind of approval. Even in various reservoirs, canals, ponds, signboards have been placed to advertise them for sale. According to the law, no provision has been made in the law to fill these reservoirs.

Today (Sunday) the hearing on the application was held. Later, the court of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Raziq Al Jalil ordered the removal of the signboards of the following housing companies in different places of Rupganj and Kaliganj within the next two months. The housing companies are – Platinum Purbachal City, City Cloud, Canada City, Zamindar City, City Rim Jhim, Dreamlan City, Homeland Purbachal City, Hometown Purbachal City, Preeti Real Estate, Mascot City, Pushpita Housing, Nandan City, Best WebCity, Malum. City, Marine City, Swapan City, United Purbachal Land Limited, AG Properties Limited, Navana Real Estate, Biswas Builders, Neelachal Housing, Bagan Vilas, Rupayan Land, Adarsh ​​Ideal Limited, Tepantar Housing Limited, Metropolitan Christian Co-operative Housing, Gramf International , North South Housing, Manjil Housing and Development, Shikdar Royal City, Kapotaksha Green City, Divine Folding, Shatabdi Housing, Swarna Chhaya Real Estate, Vision 21 Design, Ocean Haven Limited, Chandrima Limited and Fair Deal Shipping Limited.

By implementing the order, Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and Gazipur Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police were ordered to submit a compliance report to the court by July 29.
Advocate Ripon Barai is the petitioner on behalf of HRPB. The defendants are Environment, Housing and Land Secretary, Rajuk Chairman, DG Environment and Director of Directorate of Environment, DC, SP Gazipur and Narayanganj including a total of 14 people.

Syrian advocate Monzil Morsed appeared for the applicant. He was assisted by Advocate Sanjay Mondal, Advocate Nasreen Sultana and Advocate Salim Reza. Advocate Imam Hasan stood for Rajuk. And DAG Mainul Hasan was on behalf of the government.