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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 7552 of 2016

Date of filing: 2015/07/08


Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)


  1. Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forest
  2. Secretary, Ministry of Land
  3. Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources
  4. Secretary, Road Transport and Highway Division
  5. Director General, Department of Environment
  6. Chief Conservator of Forest, Department of Forest
  7. Chief Engineer, Roads and Highway Department
  8. Deputy Commissioner, Sylhet
  9. Director, Department of Environment, Sylhet Divison
  10. Divisional Forest Officer, Sylhet
  11. Additional Chief Engineer, Sylhet
  12. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Sylhet Sadar
  13. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Companygonj Upazilla
  14. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Jaintapur Upazilla
  15. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Goanighat Upazilla
  16. Upazilla Nirbahi Officer, Kanaighat Upazilla
  17. Assistant Commissioner (Land), Sylhet Sadar
  18. Assistant Commissioner (Land Companygonj Upazilla
  19. Assistant Commissioner (Land), JaintapurUpazilla
  20. Assistant Commissioner (Land), Goanighat Upazilla
  21. Assistant Commissioner (Land), Kanaighat Upazilla


At Sylhet Sadar, Companigonj, Jaintapur, Goainghat and KanaighatUpazilla, a number of stone crushing units have been set up on public roads, forests and near playgrounds, residential areas, schools, hospital and other institutions without authorisation and licenses. These activities caused unbearable noise, dust and water pollution, and the Upazills were losing its natural beauty.


Date: 03/08/2015


The High Court issued a Rule Nisi to show cause as to why the illegal, unregulated and unauthorised setting-up and operation of stone crushing units should not be declared to have been set up and operated without lawful authority, why the respondents should not be directed to declare Stone Crushing Zone, and to arrange for relocation all authorised stone crushing units to specified zone.


Mrs. Justice Farah Mahbub
Mr. Justice Kazi Md. Ejarul Haque Akondo

Area of law



‘Stone Crushing’ case

Relevant statute

শব্দ দূষণ (নিয়ন্ত্রণ) বিধিমালা, ২০০৬;
স্টোন ক্রাশিং মেশিন স্থাপন নীতিমালা, ২০০৬ (সংশোধিত ২০১৩)

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