A mobile court yesterday of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (Rajuk) has shut down Comfort Inn and Nagar Valley hotel run by a former official of Rajuk in Uttara.
A mobile court led by Rajuk's Executive Magistrate Khandker Zakir Hossain conducted the eviction drive and closed down the hotels in sector 4 of Uttara saying they were unauthorised.
The mobile court also disconnected the power and gas supply of the hotels.
Nagar Valley's manager asking not to be named told the Dhaka Tribune that around 25 employees will lose their jobs and the establishment will make a loss of more than Tk2 crore.
Rajuk's former urban planner Kazi Golam Hafiz constructed Nagar Valley Hotel and Comfort Inn in a residential plot in sector 4, Uttara.
Comfort Inn's manager asking not to be named told reporters that the hotel's owner is Abul Hasnat Basu, cousin of Industry Minister Amir Hossain Amu.
Magistrate Zakir Hossain accused the owner of the six storied building that houses Nagar Vally to have built the reception in the space alloted for a parking lot.
Landlord Hafiz told journalists that the hotel was built after gaining permission from Rajuk.
However, magistrate Zakir Hossen said there were no permission given to run businesses in the residential area.
Later, the Rajuk mobile court visited the eight storied Comfort Inn Hotel where the reception, restaurant and swimming pool were built in the space alloted for a parking lot.
The hotel manager asking not be named said around 30 staff members will lose their jobs if Rajuk closed down the hotel.
Rajuk has already conducted two drives in Uttara last month in a bid to to evict all businesses from residential areas in the capital.