Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) on Friday started pulling down the 16 floors above the fifth of the 22-storey Rangs Bhaban on Bijoy Sarani after it obtained on Thursday a Supreme Court order to dismantle the floors built illegally.
Three hundred and fifty day laborers with hammers and shovels started the demolition work in the morning . The work, which continued till 11:00pm, resumes at 7:00am on Friday.
Three hundred law enforcers, including policemen and Rapid Action Battalion personnel, took part in the demolition drive.
Apart from Rajuk, nine organizations such as the Dhaka City Corporation, Fire Service and Civil Defence, Dhaka Electric Supply Authority, Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board, Titas Gas and the office of the deputy commissioner (traffic) joined in.