Police-grabbers clash during Mirpur eviction drive
Published : Thursday, 21 January, 2021 at 1:14 PM Count : 231
Sporadic Clashes took place between law enforcers and encroachers in city's Mirpur area on Thursday.
Later, police lobbed teargas shells to take control over the situation.
The incident occurred at around 10am when a team of Dhaka North City Cosporation (DNCC) moved to remove illegally built structures at New Society Market and Mohammadia Market at Avenue-4 (Pallabi) of Mirpur-11.
Traders pelted brickbats to the DNCC men and police. Being intercepted, police first lobbed teargas shelss and then fired rubber bullets to disperse the grabbers.
The DNCC team and police retreated several times being intercepted by the grabbers mainly the stranded Pakistanis.
Later, the drive began in presence of the DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam through demolishing three shops and a three-storey building at Nannu Market crossing.
In an instant briefing, the Mayor said that the city corporation forced to conduct the drive as the encroachers did not remove their structures despite repeated request.
"Many people occupied the road even for last 30 years. This road is constructed for free movement of people. Drives will be continued against grabbers," he added.