The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday seized 3 dredging machines used in filling up croplands for setting up an unauthorized housing project.
These machines were seized during a raid conducted by a team from the DSCC at the Fakirkhali area under the ward no. 75 of the city corporation around 2 pm on the day, said a press release.
The operation was conducted by DSCC's Property Officer and Executive Magistrate Md Moniruzzaman and Executive Magistrate Tanjila Kabir Trapa.
After the operation, one of the dredging machines was dismantled and sold at a spot auction for Tk1.65 lakh.
Local people present on the occasion informed the concerned magistrates that the dredging machines belonged to Swadesh Properties Limited.