Government Policy

SC for demolishing BGMEA Complex at own cost

The Supreme Court in its full text of the June 2 verdict asked Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to demolish its headquarters at once at its own cost.

"The petitioner is directed to demolish the building namely, "BGMEA

Complex" situated on the water body of "Begunbari khal" and "Hatirjheel lake" at once, at its own costs, in default the RAJUK is directed to demolish the same within 90 days from the date of receipt of this judgment and realize the entire demolition costs from the petitioner, BGMEA," the full text said.

The apex court today released the 35-page full text of that verdict and posted it on its website after the four judges of the concerned bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha singed it.

The High Court on 2011 directed to demolish the 16-floor building that was constructed violating the concerned law, terming it as cancer for the beauty of Hatir Jheel project.

BGMEA later filed a leave to appeal petition with the Supreme Court against the High Court order. The apex court on June 2 dismissed the plea as well.

"Accordingly we do not find any merit in this civil petition. Hence, the civil petition for leave to appeal is dismissed," the Supreme Court verdict said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)