The Department of Environment (DoE) on Sunday filed two cases against 33 people for their involvement in illegal hill-cutting, reported UNB.
Deputy Director of DoE in Cox’s Bazar, Sardar Shariful Islam, filed the two cases with Cox’s Bazaar Model Thana accusing four people in one case and 29 people in the other.
Shariful said he along with district magistrate Tofael Ahmed, during a drive on Tuesday, had identified the 33 people involved in hill-cutting in the area.
While conducting the drive, they also fined a man, on the spot, for the offence, he added.
Shariful filed the cases after confirming the addresses of the accused, under the Environment Protection Act, 1995 and the Building Code Act, 1952 (amended in 1990), officer-in-charge of the police station, Jasim Uddin said.