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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 7899 of 2014
Date of filing: 2014/09/01
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  2. Director General, Department of Environment
  3. Deputy Commissioner, Dinajpur
  4. Director, Department of Environment, Nishingdara, Bogra
  5. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Birampur, Dinajpur
  6. Mayor, Birampur, Dinajpur
  7. M/S Sheba Mill
  8. M/S Maa Oil Mill
  9. M/S Bhai Oil Mill
  10. Jui Oil Mill
  11. Nishat Oil Mill
  12. M/S Zakir Oil Mill
Facts

The operation of 6 spice mills at Puraton Bazar in BirampurPourashava, Dinajpur spread volumes of spice powders and dust that eventually landed on the villagers’ houses and crop fields. The fumes emitted from the mills contain wheat husk and spice powder that caused serious irritation to the eyes of the local people.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 16/09/2014


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned setting up and operation of the 6 spice mills in the residential vicinity of Birampur, Dinajpur should not be declared to have been established and operated without lawful authority and why the Mills should not be directed to be relocated in a suitable area with appropriate pollution fighting devices. 

Justices

Mrs. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider

Mr. Justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Health
Keywords
‘Masala Mill’ case
Relevant statute

Local Government (Union Parishad) Act 2009;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995);

Environmental Conservation Act, 1997;

Penal Code, 1860





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 7899 of 2014
Date of filing: 2014/09/01

Petitioners

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  2. Director General, Department of Environment
  3. Deputy Commissioner, Dinajpur
  4. Director, Department of Environment, Nishingdara, Bogra
  5. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Birampur, Dinajpur
  6. Mayor, Birampur, Dinajpur
  7. M/S Sheba Mill
  8. M/S Maa Oil Mill
  9. M/S Bhai Oil Mill
  10. Jui Oil Mill
  11. Nishat Oil Mill
  12. M/S Zakir Oil Mill
Facts

The operation of 6 spice mills at Puraton Bazar in BirampurPourashava, Dinajpur spread volumes of spice powders and dust that eventually landed on the villagers’ houses and crop fields. The fumes emitted from the mills contain wheat husk and spice powder that caused serious irritation to the eyes of the local people.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 16/09/2014:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi upon the respondents to show cause as to why the impugned setting up and operation of the 6 spice mills in the residential vicinity of Birampur, Dinajpur should not be declared to have been established and operated without lawful authority and why the Mills should not be directed to be relocated in a suitable area with appropriate pollution fighting devices. 

Justices

Mrs. Justice Mirza Hussain Haider,  

Mr. Justice Md. Ataur Rahman Khan



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Health

Keywords
‘Masala Mill’ case

Relevant statute

Local Government (Union Parishad) Act 2009;

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 (Act No. 1 of 1995);

Environmental Conservation Act, 1997;

Penal Code, 1860


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45