The Appellate Division has ordered the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) to submit an undertaking after it sought one more year to take down its building at Hatirjheel.
Headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, the bench also said on Tuesday that it would consider the extension plea if it gets an undertaking from the BGMEA saying that it will not file any more time petition over relocating its office.
The BGMEA sought a year’s extension on March 25 to demolish its building, described by the court as “cancer in the Hatirjheel project.”
The Supreme Court fixed March 27 to deliver its order.
Earlier, the BGMEA filed the petition seeking an additional one year from the Appellate Division to demolish its headquarters.
On March 5, 2017, the Appellate Division rejected the review petition for the verdict for the demolition project.
At that time, the BGMEA had appealed for a period of three years. Then, on March 12 the same year, the Appellate Division rejected the plea and gave them six months’ time.
Earlier, on April 3, 2011, the High Court ordered the BGMEA to move forward with demolition work. Later, the BGMEA filed a leave to appeal against the verdict which was later dismissed by the top court.
This article was first published on banglatribune.com