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HC asks for list of Dhaka’s risky buildings’ in three months

  • Published at 10:40 pm August 14th, 2018
File photo of Bangladesh High Court
File photo of Bangladesh High Court

Barrister Rashna Imam and Advocate Zubaida Gulshan Ara stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Ekramul Haq Tutul represented the state

The High Court has asked authorities to provide a list of risky buildings located in the city within three months.

A High Court bench of Justices Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order yesterday following a written petition and asked the concerned authorities of the Fire Service, Rajuk and Public Works Ministry to implement the order, reports UNB.

The High Court also issued a rule asking the Bangladesh government to explain why the directives should not be given to demolish the six-story building of Gulshan Shopping Centre after snapping its gas and electricity connections.

The HC issued another rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why directives should not be given to Rajuk, Public Works Ministry and Fire Service to take effective measures after identifying risky buildings in Dhaka.

Barrister Rashna Imam and Advocate Zubaida Gulshan Ara stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Ekramul Haq Tutul represented the state.

Mohammad Hanif, a chief executive officer of 'Swadesh', an NGO, filed the petition seeking an order to demolish the Gulshan Shopping Centre building owing to its vulnerable condition.