A mobile court run by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Thursday fined ten organizations in the Gulshan area for Tk10,000 each for not using Bangla on their signboards.
The mobile court led by DNCC's Executive Magistrate Md Sajid Anwar carried out the drive to ensure Bangla on signboards, said DNCC Public Relation Officer ASM Mamun.
The DNCC conducted the mobile court following a High Court Order (Writ Petition no 1696/2014) that said Bangla is mandatory in writing nameplate, signboards, billboards, banners etc for all organizations (excluding embassies, foreign organizations and related offices).
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Local government bodies were given the responsibility to ensure this order was carried out, he said.
On February 7, the DNCC began implementing the ruling at Gulshan 2 circle by removing signboards that did not include Bangla.
During the raid, a DNCC mobile court fined 18 companies Tk10,000 each for their violation of the High Court ruling.
Earlier on January 28, the DNCC published public notices on two daily newspapers giving business establishments a seven-day ultimatum to use Bangla instead of English on all sign boards, nameplates, billboards and banners etc.
The DNCC will continue its drive to ensure Bangla on signboards, he added.