A mobile court conducted a drive to evict illegal structures from Tangail’s biggest vegetable market in Park Bazar area, demolishing over 150 illegal shops on Tuesday under the guidance of executive magistrate Sukhomoy Sarkar.
On the issue, Sarker said, “As per government order we issued legal notice 4-5 times to the owners of the illegal structures. Yet they did not remove them. Thus we had no alternative but to demolish them. This measure was also taken in Karatia bazaar.”
Sources said, under the leadership of politically influential people, these illegal shops have been doing brisk business for a long time. Despite several legal notices no initiatives were taken to remove them. Thus, the government has been losing hundreds of thousands in revenue. Therefore this drive was a welcome one for the locals.