Staff Correspondent: The High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to maintain a status quo on cutting 4,000 trees by the Singair-Manikganj road in Manikganj district.
The court also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why their decision to cut down the trees should not be declared illegal.
An HC bench came up with the order and rule following a writ petition filed by Manzurul Islam, a lawyer from Manikganj, challenging legality of the decision to cut the trees.
Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua stood for the writ petitioner.
Road Transport and Bridges, and Environment secretaries, deputy director of the Department of Environment, chief engineer of Roads and Highways Division, deputy commissioner of Manikganj and the officer-in-charge of Singair Police Station were asked to respond to the rule within four weeks.
The petitioner filed the writ petition attaching a report published on a Bangla daily on January 25 over felling 4,000 trees by the Singair-Manikganj road.
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