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HC order for cops at mango orchards remains in force

  • Published at 08:45 pm April 16th, 2019
File photo of a mango garden in Chapainawabganj Dhaka Tribune

A petition was filed with the Supreme Court challenging the order on Monday

The High Court order to deploy law enforcement in mango orchards of Rajshahi to prevent the use of chemicals remains in force as the state on Tuesday, withdrew a petition filed with the Supreme Court challenging the order.

The petition filed on Monday was withdrawn from the court of Chamber Judge, Justice Md Nuruzzaman of the Appellate Division, said Deputy Attorney General Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar.

On April 9, the High Court ordered the deployment of law enforcement at major mango orchards in Rajshahi within seven days to prevent the use of chemicals.

Inspection teams were also ordered to monitor fruit markets and warehouses across the country so no one can use chemicals to ripen mangos.

The police chief, RAB chief, the BSTI director general and its director (chemical testing wing), were asked to carry out the order and file a report within 30 days.