SC fixes Apr 9 for passing order on tannery owners’ plea
11:24 AM, March 30, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:30 AM, March 30, 2017

SC fixes Apr 9 for passing order on tannery owners’ plea

The Supreme Court today fixed April 9 for passing an order on a petition filed by tannery owners seeking a stay on a High Court order that asked 154 tannery owners to pay Tk 30.85 crore to the government fund.

The court also fixed the same day (April 9) for giving order on another petition seeking review of its order that directed each tannery owners at Hazaribagh in Dhaka to pay T k 10,000 everyday as compensation for damaging and polluting the environment in the area.

A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha fixed the date after hearing the stay petition filed by the tannery owners.

On March 2, the High Court directed 154 Hazaribagh tannery owners to pay the government Tk 30.85 crore as fine within two weeks for polluting the environment and failing to relocate their factories to Savar Tannery Industrial Estate.

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