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Permanent eviction of illegal occupants not possible by administration alone: Ctg DC

Published : 18 Jun 2022 09:08 PM | Updated : 18 Jun 2022 09:10 PM

Chattogram Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman has said that it is not possible for the district administration to evict the illegal residents permanently.

He said,  "We conduct eviction campaigns every year.  But if the people who own the hills do not occupy themselves and evict the illegal occupants, then the district administration alone will never be able to evict the illegal occupants permanently.  As a result, casualties will continue.

 He told reporters after inspecting the landslide site in Akbar Shah area of Chattogram city on Saturday afternoon.

 The deputy commissioner said thousands of families were living at risk in different hills of Chattogram.  They are evicted every year.  But even after the eviction, they came back here in the dry season.

 He appealed to all the hill owners to make arrangements to remove those who are at risk.  He also said that the district administration will do whatever it takes to remove it.

 Mominur Rahman said there will be heavy rain for the next three days.  Those who are living in risky places, come to the shelter.  We have 18 shelters open.  As long as everyone stays in the shelter, cooked food will be distributed by the city corporation and district administration.

 The deputy commissioner said Tk 5 lakh and 10 tonnes of rice have been allocated for those who will stay in the shelter.  I am relocating those who are still at risk.  For this, volunteers, police and magistrates are working in the field.  We are expecting everyone's awareness.  The district administration has paid Tk 25,000 to those killed in the landslide and Tk 15,000 to six injured.

 At least four people were killed in separate landslides in Barisal Ghona of Akbar Shah Police Station and Vijay Nagar area of Faisal Lake around 1pm on Friday.  7 people were injured in this incident