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Hill cutting on rise in Sylhet Division

5Despite a ban and imposition of Section 144 by the district administration, hill cutting is continuing unabated in Sylhet Division. It has been observed that a section of traders have engaged excavators for cutting hills at Sylhet Sadar Upazila under the division. Reliable sources have revealed here that the traders allegedly having nexus with forest officials are cutting the hills and supplying soil day and night to several construction sites at Sylhet City area.
It may be noted here that the cutting of hills has caused serious concern in the area. Fear of landslides in those areas cannot be ruled out. It has also caused environmental imbalance in these areas. The conscious people in the area have demanded the Deputy Commissioner, Sylhet to halt such activities.