Police evicted slums beside the Tejgaon rail line area in the capital on Monday saying that it was a part of their anti-drug drive.
Dwellers of around 50 slums were evicted since morning as the sudden drive had put residents in misery and turned them homeless.
The slum dwellers from Khatpatti market to Tejgaon rail station were evicted, police said.
DMP Tejgaon zone assistant commissioner Mahmud Khan said that the slums were used as hubs for drug dealing and supplying. Police were monitoring the slums for the last few days and were carrying out eviction drive.
Mahmud said that drug consignments were being thrown out to these slums from moving trains and the dwellers collected those and then supplied to different parts of the city along with their dealers.
The officer said that they had arrested 20 drug dealers in the last five days and during primary interrogation they had informed that these slums were used as hubs for drug supplying and then police decided to raid the slums.
He said that they would continue their drives in the slums area from Tejgaon rail line to Mohakhali rail crossing.
The evicted slum dwellers said that the sudden drive had left them homeless and they did not have any place to take shelter in the capital.
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