HC orders to form team to monitor fruit markets

Published: 20 May 2019   

Online Desk

The High Court (HC) on Monday ordered authorities concerned to form teams to monitor fruit markets and warehouses across the country so that none can use chemicals on fruits.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and

Justice KM Kamrul Kader passed the order after holding hearing on a supplementary petition filed by rights group Human Rights and Peace for

Bangladesh (HRPB).

The court asked Inspector General of Police, Director General of RAB, Chairman and director of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to form the teams within next seven days. It also asked submit a report on this by June 18.

The High Court on April 9 had ordered the authorities concerned to deploy police within seven days in major mango orchards across the country including Rajshahi to prevent use of chemicals on mangoes.

The court had also directed to submit a report on this by next 30 days.

The report was submitted today, saying the authorities have complied with the order.

With BSS inputs 


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