Savar upazila administration retrieved a canal named ‘Hangari Canal’, after six years of grabbing at Shadhapur area of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday.
Happy Das, Assistant commissioner (Land) of Aminbazar told The Bangladesh Post, “A local land grabber named Nuruzzaman, grabbed maximum part of the canal around six years ago. Even the grabber; build a road in one’s own interest through filling soil. Also the flow of this canal had stopped due to this grab. “
She also said, “We called him 2 days ago and ordered to free the canal within 2 days, after know the matter and finally they free the canal through digging. And right now the water flow of this canal is totally normal.” According to the information of Aminbazar land office, “Hangari is a connecting canal of Turag river. The canal was one and half kilometer in length and 15 to 25 feet in wide.
Alek Mia, a farmers of the area alleged, around 165 acres of land used to cultivate rice earlier centering this canal. But farmers of the area could not cultivate any grain in this land due to stopped water flow of this canal for last six years. He also said, “We had protested during filling the canal, but nobody heard. I am thankful to AC Land (Aminbazar) for retrieval the canal.”
An investigation by The Bangladesh Post revealed, Nuruzzaman, the local land grabber has grabbed several govt. khas land and canal by using the name of several political and administrative influential people for long. Many people of the area protested several times but he did not stop. Even Nuruzzaman grabbed this canal just in one’s own interest and built a road through the grabbed canal for the sake of traveling to his fishery firm.”