BSS-45 HC forms committee to protect biodiversity in Halda river

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HC forms committee to protect biodiversity in Halda river

DHAKA, May 19, 2020 (BSS) – The High Court (HC) today formed a
committee to protect natural environment, biodiversity, mother carp
fishes and dolphins in Halda river in Chattogram.

The High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan formed the 14-member
committee headed by Chattogram deputy commissioner after holding
further hearing virtually on a plea filed by Supreme Court lawyer
Abdul Qaiyum Liton.

The court in its order said the lawmakers of the Halda riverbank
areas will act as advisors of the committee, which will work as per
their advices.

The court also went through a report filed by Chattogram divisional
office, Chattogram deputy commissioner, and Raozan upazila nirbahi
officer regarding their actions taken to stop poaching on Halda river
dolphins.

Earlier on May 12, the High Court had asked director general of
Department of Environment, director of its Chattogram divisional
office, Chattogram deputy commissioner, and Raozan upazila nirbahi
officer to ensure none can poach on anymore in Halda river dolphins.

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