In Kotchandpur and Kaliganj of Jhenaidah, the Department of Environment has levied a fine of Tk 21 lakh on the second day of raids on illegal brickfields on various charges including lack of license and clearance from the Department of Environment.
The operation was carried out in 13 brickfields of Kaliganj and Kotchandpur upazilas of the district from Monday morning till noon. The operation was initiated by the Jessore District Environment Department and was carried out by Executive Magistrate Sayeda Parveen of the Enforcement Team at the headquarters.
Harun-ur-Rashid, assistant director of Jessore district environment department, said the operation was carried out at 13 brickfields in Kaliganj and Kotchandpur upazilas of Jhenaidah since morning. Of these, two brickfields were demolished. A total fine of Tk 21 lakh has been collected in the remaining 11 brickfields.
On Sunday, the first day of the operation, the Department of Environment raided 6 brickfields in Maheshpur upazila of the district. During this time, three illegal kilns were evicted and a fine of Tk 12 lakh was imposed on five brick kilns.