Sunday, 10 October 2010

HC directives to preserve Lalbag Kella

Lalbag Kella (Fort)

The High Court of Bangladesh on Sunday directed the government to remove all individual-owned structures established inside the historic and archeological site Lalbag Fort in the capital Dhaka.
The court also directed to survey and specify the land, the fort have, within three months.

A bench of the HC comprising Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain and Justice Gobindra Chandra Tagore passed the order following a public interest petition.

Adv Manzill Murshid on behalf of Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) filed the writ petition.

The Director General of the Housing and Public Works Department, the Rajuk Chairman and the chief of the Archeology Department were made respondents in the order.

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