Monitor fruit markets to prevent chemical use: HC
Published : Monday, 20 May, 2019 at 5:19 PM Count : 192
The High Court (HC) asked authorities concerned to form teams to monitor fruit markets and warehouses across the country so that none can use chemicals on fruits.
The court has also directed them to submit reports before it after complying with the orders by June 18.
A High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order on Monday in repose to a petition filed by the Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh.
The court asked Inspector General of Police, Director General of RAB, Chairman and director of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to form the teams within next seven days.
BSS adds: The High Court on April 9 had ordered the authorities concerned to deploy police within seven days in major mango orchards across the country including Rajshahi to prevent use of chemicals on mangoes.
The court had also directed to submit a report on this by next 30 days.
The report was submitted today, saying the authorities have complied with the order.