The Department of Environment has filed a case against PHP Float Glass Industries Limited for razing a hill to build a dam, which led to the blockage of a waterfall at Barabkunda of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram.
Three top PHP officials were accused in the case filed with Sitakunda police station, confirmed Ferdous Anwar, deputy director of the Chattogram district environment department office.
The accused are Mohammad Iqbal Hossain, managing director of PHP Family, Md Alfatun, manager of the company's mango orchard project, and Abhijit Chakraborty, head of Human Resources of the company.
Ferdous Anwar said, "A waterfall was blocked with a dam built by razing a hill in Barabkunda."
"Upon receiving this news, the factory authorities were summoned by the Department of Environment for a hearing on 14 February, and were instructed to remove the dam within seven days", he added.
"However, even after 13 days they did not remove the dam, so the case has been filed against the factory authorities," he continued.