52 acres encroached CPA land in Laldiar Char recovered

02 March 2021

Chattogram Bureau :
Chattogram Port Authority is erecting a barbed wire fence as the  unauthorised  residents have peacefully left  Laldia Char in Patenga of the port  city.  CPA  conducted eviction drive in Laldiar char yesterday to evict the  illegal occupiers from the port's land.
Hundreds of port workers started erection bamboo fences on the side of the main road.
Residents started leaving their homes on their own initiative from morning. Many  residents sold out furniture for a nominal price. Some are sitting helpless with luggage due to lack of rickshaws, vans and trucks.
The executive magistrate of the port, magistrate of the district administration, senior officials of the port have visited the char area of Laldia. A large number of RAB, police and Ansar members are patrolling the area.
A port official told media  that mosques, primary schools and cemeteries would be kept out of the eviction. He said the port authorities have decided to carry out the eviction drive on 52 acres of land as per the verdict and directions of the high court. Earlier, the concerned people have been informed about the issue by issuing notices.

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