The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday asked the government to rescue the rivers and to take action against the river grabbers across the country.
The commission secretary Mohammad Delower Bakth wrote a letter to the cabinet secretary to make the call to the government, said the commission public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.
The commission secretary wrote the letter at the behest of the commission chairman Iqbal Mahmood, said Pranab.
He also said that the commission had taken the move following a media report.
On January 23, state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury told parliament that the government had spotted a total of 49,558 grabbers of river lands across the country.
Responding a question of Awami League lawmaker M Abdul Latif, the state minister said that the district-wise river grabber’s list was prepared by the deputy commissioners and it was published in the website of the National River Conservation Commission and concerned district portals.
According to the list, there are 7,582 grabbers in Dhaka division, 18,411 in Chattogram division, 7,218 in Khulna division, 2,044 in Sylhet division, 5,611 in Barishal division, 2,783 in Rajshahi division, 2,414 in Rangpur division and 3,495 in Mymensingh division.
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