A 100-year-old canal in Mohabbat Para of Shilkup Union of Banshkhali was saved by the activities of a magistrate. A mobile court headed by Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Umar Farooq held a mobile court on Thursday, March 31 at 12:00 noon on the charge of occupying and filling the canal. Md. Faizullah(51) of South Jaldi (51) was sentenced to 7 (seven) days imprisonment without parole.
Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Umar Farooq said that on the spot, it was seen that the culprit had completely filled the bottom and front of the canal culvert and obstructed the flow of water. He complained to the administration to take action against him. As a result, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Action will be taken against illegal occupants of government khas land and public land. He said such operations would continue.
Saiduzzaman Chowdhury, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, has filled the canal in spite of repeated instructions not to fill the canal by occupying the public placement. That is to disobey the government order.
It is learned that the 100-year-old Shilkup canal, which flows through a bridge on the east side of Mohabbat Ali Para near the connecting road from Mansuria Bazar to Jaliakhali New Bazar, is connected to Jaliakhali canal. This hundred-year-old canal drains the water of most of the farmers of East Mankichar area and more than 500 families of Mohabbat Alipara during the monsoon season. This is the only alternative canal. The man named Fayez Ullah was constructing a concrete building in the canal. If the locals interfere in this, they threaten to close the internal roads if necessary. The locals could not do anything as he was influential in the area. Upon receiving the news, Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Umar Farooq rushed to the spot.
BD / KCB / CTG / 4:40 p.m.