Clash again in jungle Salimpur

Clash again in jungle Salimpur
Clash again in jungle Salimpur

“A meeting has been called at the Prime Minister’s Office on September 12 regarding Salimpur. So today we went to see the latest situation there. I went there and saw that mountain cutting is still going on in Ali Nagar. 30-40 new houses are being built there every day.”

Md. Tauhidul said, “The miscreants who are involved in cutting mountains and building illegal structures are the ones who attacked people today.

“In Alinagar, they brought iron from the ship breaking industry and used it to build roads by cutting hills. They attacked with these irons and stones.”

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Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman informed about the plans to build Chittagong Central Jail, Sports Village, Cricket Stadium, Iconic Mosque and Eco Park on the Khas land in Jungle Salimpur on July 1.

On that day, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said that 15,000 families settled in Salimpur will be resettled and various government facilities will be constructed there.

The officials of the district administration said that 88 acres of the total 3100 acres of land in that area are in the hands of illegal occupiers.

Locals claim that scattered people from different parts of the country have settled there by ‘buying land’ at a low price.

As part of the preliminary survey of the implementation of the proposed development project, UP members who went to Solimupar on July 15 with the officials Arif was detained and beaten by the locals.

Arif’s case in that case on July 18. Police arrested Yasin. According to the police, Yasin (50) has raised a force in Ali Nagar of Salimpur in Sitakunda forest and is involved in various terrorist activities including extortion, hill encroachment.

Then on July 22, the administration started an operation in Salimpur. On that day, two excavators, seven drum trucks and various tools were seized for hill cutting. Besides, the Department of Environment filed two cases on the charges of mountain cutting.

On July 24, Lands Minister Saifuzzan Chowdhury Javed visited the forest in Salimpur and said that all the real landless people living there will be rehabilitated. Besides, he ordered to disconnect the illegal connections by keeping the legal electricity connection up to the mosque at the end of Ali Nagar.

The article is in Bengali


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