PV Desk : A mobile court has seized four dredgers for illegally extracting sand from the Sattar canal in Fatikchhari. Several thousand cubic feet of sand were seized at that time.
The raid was conducted by a mobile court at East Dharmapur in Fatikchhari on Saturday (October 17th). It was led by Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Sayedul Arefin and District Administration Executive Magistrate Umar Farooq.
Magistrate Md. Umar Farooq told the media that a group had been evading the administration for a long time and was illegally extracting sand from the canal through dredgers. On the news of the raid on Saturday, they fled leaving dredgers and sand.
He said 4 dredger machines for sand extraction have been seized on the instructions of UNO Sir. Several thousand cubic feet of sand has been seized and taken into the custody of the administration. Those concerned have been instructed to bring those involved in illegal sand mining under the law.