development: Without compensating
Aggrieved landowners allege that the city corporation employees earlier this year started either demolishing the structures or forcing the owners to knock down parts of their residential buildings and factories, shops and boundary walls without acquiring the lands in the first place. Most of the residents did not get any compensation and many had to hire workers to clean the rubble left on their properties by the city corporation. Several hundred trees on the private lands were also chopped down, locals alleged. Properties in Gazipur city are as expensive as they are hard to get.