Arabian Corporation fined Tk 10 lakh for cutting hills in Chattogram

The Department of Environment (DoE) has fined Arabian Corporation Tk10 lakh for cutting 20,000 cubic feet of a hill at GEC in Khulshi area of Chattogram city.

Nurullah Nuri, director of DoE Chattogram office, imposed the fine after a hearing at the office on Sunday.

He said that the inspection team of the DoE found evidence of cutting 20,000 cubic feet of a hill visiting GEC area on December 17.

Arabian Corporation owner Md Nur Islam and his wife Amena Begum were fined Tk 10 lakh for causing damage to the environment by cutting hill. The couple was present during the hearing session.

DoE received Tk 5 lakh of the fine during the session while the court ordered the owner of Arabian Corporation to pay the remaining money by Monday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh