3 held, dredger seized for illegal sand lifting
Published : Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 at 7:49 PM Count : 261
A mobile court on Tuesday detained three people and seized a dredger machine for illegal sand lifting from Rajatrekha River in Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj district.
Detainees are workers Samir Dewan, 35, Selim Bepari, 40, and Zulhaj Fakir, 45.
Tongibari Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Uchhen May led the drive when sand was being lifted from Rajatrekha, a branch of Padma River, in Dighirpar area.
Local people said Ismail Bepari, a former local union parishad member, has been illegally lifting sand from the river for a long time.
The mobile court, however, released the workers after fining them Tk 50,000.