Centre for Police Dialogue, a private research organisation, has come up with explanations as to why larvae of Aedes mosquitoes responsible for the spread of dengue fever were found at an under‑construction building owned by it.
The research organisation offered at the explanation over a statement issued on Monday (Aug 19).
During an inspection on Aug 18, officials of the Dhaka South City Corporations found the presence of Aedes larvae at an under-construction building owned by CPD and fined the organisation Tk 20,000.
In its explanation, CPD said that the building had remained outside the purview of its direct supervision for the last three years.
It was being supervised after by the building consultation firm and contractor in charge who were the ones legally responsible for cleaning up any stagnant water sources at the site, CPD said.
The contractors had not cleaned the water which had collected during the Eid holidays as work remained suspended then.
CPD said that all recommended measures had been taken to clean up the site and the DSCC authorities had expressed their satisfaction upon re-inspecting the site on Sunday (Aug 19) evening.