The High Court has cleared way for Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) to demolish the illegal part of Borak Zahir Tower at Karwan Bazar in the capital.
A High Court bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Rajik Al Jalil passed the verdict on Thursday.
According to the court, Rajuk has the authority to determine the height of a building in the city and can demolish, if it wants, the part of Borak Zahir Tower that have been constructed without the approval of Rajuk and the Civil Aviation Authority.
Advocate Mokhlesur Rahman appeared for the building owner in the court, while Advocate Israt Jahan Shantana stood for the Civil Aviation Authority.
Advocate Israt told reporters Rajuk had given permission to the Noor Ali, owner of Borak Zahir Tower, to construct a 13-storey building. Rajuk later sent it to Civil Aviation for approval. The Civil Aviation Authority wrote a letter to the building owner authorising construction of a 150-foot-tall building.
The owner of Borak Zahir Tower then filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the decision of Rajuk and the Civil Aviation Authority.
The court issued a rule in 2016 asking why the letter of Rajuk and Civil Aviation should not be declared invalid.
The 20-storey Borak Zahir Tower was built while the rule was pending.