Buriganga illegal settlement eviction team attacked; 5 hurt

Keraniganj, July 11 (UNB) – A group miscreants attacked a team of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) during an eviction drive at Postogola along the Buriganga riverbank on Thursday, leaving an executive magistrate and four members of the team injured.

The BIWTA team, led by an executive magistrate, launched the drive in the morning.

At one stage, when the team tried to evict a sand quarry a group of people equipped with bamboo sticks swooped on the team, , leaving five people, including executive magistrate Mostafizur Rahman, injured, said  BIWTA Dhaka River Port Joint Director AKM Arif Uddin.

Later, a team of police went to the spot and arrested Bappi while the others managed to flee the scene, he said.

The drive will continue till 5 pm today.