The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) authorities filed 13 cases against individuals and organisations on Tuesday for flouting lockdown directives, Covid-19 hygiene rules, and creating favorable environment for Aedes mosquito larvae breeding.
A total fine of Tk53,000 was collected in these cases.
The cases were filed during 10 mobile court operations headed by three executive magistrates of the city corporation's property department, along with the regional executive officers of zone 1-4 and 6-8, the Dhaka South City Corporation said in a press statement.
Among the executive officers, Anik Marina Nazneen of Zone-1 of the Dhaka South City Corporation conducted operations in Dhanmondi, Jhigatala, Hatirpul, and New Market areas.
During the operation, she filed six cases against six companies and fined them Tk14,000 in cash for keeping shops open after 3pm.
Meanwhile, Md Muniruzzaman, property officer and executive magistrate of the Dhaka South City Corporation, headed a raid in the Shantinagar market. A fine of Tk5,000 was levied in one case for violating government directives during the operation.
AH Irfan Uddin Ahmed, executive magistrate of Dhaka South City Corporation, conducted mobile court in Gandaria, Dhupkhola Field, and Dayaganj areas. The court filed five cases against five shop owners and fined them Tk14,000 in cash for disobeying government orders during the raid.
Meanwhile, a mobile court headed by Executive Magistrate Tanzila Kabir Trapar, conducted raids at 25 installations in the Shantinagar area to control the breeding of Aedes mosquito larvae. A case was filed and a fine of Tk20,000 was collected from the concerned authorities of an under-construction building after Aedes mosquito larvae were found there.
Drives were also conducted in Kalurkhal and Kamrangichar embankment, Janata Market, Johnson Road, Nawabpur Road, South Mugda, Manda, Kadamtala, Jhilpar, and different areas of Ward no 66 and 67, etc.
During the operations, Dhaka South City Corporation authorities distributed masks on behalf of the corporation among people without masks, rickshaw pullers and shopkeepers who came out of home in case of emergency.