Remove stairs of Hanif Flyover: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court order that directed authorities concerned to remove illegal stairs at different points of Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover in Dhaka.

A three-member Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice SK Sinha disposed of the leave to appeal petition filed by Orion Infrastructure Limited, the builder company, seeking stay on a High Court order.

Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud moved for the Orion Infrastructure Limited while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state.

On May 31, the High Court, in its suomoto move, asked home secretary, commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Orion Infrastructure Limited to demolish the stairs from the flyover.

Later, the Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the SC Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed a status quo order following a plea filed by the builder company, seeking stay on a High Court order.

The suomoto move has been given after the court took into its cognizance a report headlined ‘Mayor Mohamamd Hanif Flyover: None took action against illegal stairs!’ published on May 28.

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