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BGMEA gets one more year to demolish bldg in Hatirjheel

April 03, 2018 00:00:00

The Supreme Court granted on Monday Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) one more year for demolishing its complex located in the Hatirjheel-Begunbari Lake, reports UNB.

A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after the apex trade body of the country's garment sector submitted a fresh undertaking mentioning that it would not seek anymore time for pulling down the building.

Advocate Imtiaj Moinul Islam, who stood for the BGMEA, said the trade body will get time until April 12, 2019 for demolishing its complex. Earlier on Wednesday, the Supreme Court asked the BGMEA to submit a fresh bond and fixed Monday for passing an order on the petition filed by it seeking time for demolishing the BGMEA Bhaban in the lake.

On Tuesday last, the SC asked the BGMEA to give an undertaking that it would not file any more time petition over demolishing its building. As it submitted a bond on Wednesday, the apex court found it incomplete and ordered the trade body to submit it again inserting a few more lines.

On March 05, the BGMEA authorities filed a one-year time petition with the Supreme Court as its seven-month time granted in September, 2017 by the SC for reducing the building to ruins expired in March.

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