The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court today upheld a High Court order for relocating poultry and fish feed factories, which are using tannery waste in their products, from capital's Hazaribagh area.
A four-member Appellate Division panel headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha passed the order while scraping a leave to appeal plea against the High Court order.
The apex court in its order also upheld High Court directive to shut off the function of more than fifty such factories.
Rights group Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) in 2010 had filed writ petition with the High Court. Accepting the plea, the High Court on July 26, 2010, issued a rule asking as to why it shall not pass an order to shut off function of the factories that are using tannery waste in producing poultry and fish feed.
Declaring the rule as absolute, the High Court in 2011 had asked to stop function of those factories within a month.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)