The Department of Environment (DoE) has fined four people Tk14.40 lakh for cutting hills in Chattogram.
Mohammad Nurullah Noori, director of DoE (Chittagong Metropolitan), penalised them after a hearing on the matter at the department's metropolitan office on Tuesday, according to a press release.
One Md Taibur Rahman was slapped a fine of Tk9.60 lakh for razing 9600 cubic feet of hills in Chandranagar area under Bayazid Bostami Police Station.
Besides, a fine of Tk4.80 lakh was also imposed on three others – Haji Nurul Islam, Md Ibrahim and Amina Begum – for cutting hills in South Pahartali area.
The fine was determined as per the Bangladesh Environmental Protection Act 1995.