4 brick kilns fined for violating rules

A mobile court in separate drives at Sharsha upazila of Jashore district realised Tk 1.84 lakh fine from four brick kilns on Friday. The four brick kilns are Tata Bricks, AK Bricks, Bishwas Bricks, and Rifa Bricks. Executive Magistrate Khorshed Alom Chowdhury led the mobile court along with fire servicemen and police.

The court fined Tata Bricks Tk50, 000, Ak Bricks Tk 20,000, Biswas Bricks Tk55, 000, and Rifa Bricks Tk 60,000 for violating various rules including not having licenses, burning bricks with firewood and not using specified chimney. The court also lodged four cases against those brickfield owners. Later, fire servicemen destroyed drum chimneys and raw bricks of unlicensed brick kiln owners.