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350 illegal structures on railway land demolished

Update : 12 Mar 2017, 12:48 AM
Deputy Assistant Engineer Afzal Hossain said that the drive led by an executive magistrate had been conducted from the morning till 4pm Saturday. Local influential people and ruling party men occupied railway land and constructed houses, markets and shops there. Some corrupt railway officials were allegedly involved in the grabbing, locals alleged. Witnesses said that the railway authorities had conducted drives previously too, but they never evicted the establishments of influential people from Subgram to Tinmatha area. One Putu Mia started grabbing a piece of land in front of Government Azizul Haque College. Some influential people filled a railway pond in Seujgari Kailar Bazar and constructed buildings on it. Two ponds have been occupied and filled in Kamargari area. According to a Bogra railway source, only 139 hectares of its 523 hectares land from Santahar station to Sonatola upazila have been used by the authorities. Some of the lands have been leased while the rest is occupied by the grabbers.
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