Over 260 shops evicted in Cox’s Bazar

Published : 31 Oct 2022 09:21 PM

Kouk and district administration re-eviction drive against illegal establishments on beach sandbanks: 260 shops were eviction.

On October 31, from 9 am to 2 pm, the development authority and Cox's Bazar district administration jointly conducted the eviction campaign. Cox's Bazar Development Authority's Secretary (Deputy Secretary) and learned Executive Magistrate Abu Jafar Rashed led by Cox's Bazar District Police, Ansar Battalion and Electricity Department with the full cooperation of His Highness High Court Division, under the direction of the learned District Magistrate Cox's Bazar against illegal construction at Sugandha Point and Labni Point in Cox's Bazar beach area. This campaign was conducted. At this time, 260 small and big shops that were built illegally were evicted. Additional Deputy Commissioner Md. Amin Al Parvez, Additional District Magistrate Md. Abu Sufian and Assistant Commissioner (Land) Cox's Bazar Sadar were also present in the evacuation operation.

In this regard, Chairman of Cox's Bazar Development Authority, Commodore Mohammad Nurul Abshar NGP, NDC, PSC, BN (Retd.), said that 417 shops on the beach were evicted by operating the Mobile Court on October 10. But the Hon'ble Appellate Division gave time till October 30 to 233 shops to remove the goods. Therefore, a total of 260 shops, including the said 233 shops, were evicted by operating the mobile court on October 31.

He also said that to advance the tourism industry in Cox's Bazar, it is necessary to increase the beauty of the beach first. 

Therefore, with the aim of bringing back the natural environment of the beach by evacuating the illegal structures of the beach, this operation against the illegal structures will continue in coordination with all the concerned departments/organizations including the district administration.