A mobile court raided flower shops occupying pavements on Bisha Valentine’s Day. Senior Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate (Local Government) Rintu Vikas Chakma conducted a raid on the footpath adjacent to the District Sub Registrar’s office on Sadar Hospital Road yesterday (14 February) under the direction of the District Commissioner. Meanwhile, two flower sellers were sentenced to seven days imprisonment and fined 1000 taka. The persons sentenced to jail are flower seller Uttam Karmakar (40) resident of Kazipara in the district town and Raju Malakar, a flower seller resident of Madhyapara. Each was sentenced to imprisonment for seven days and a fine of one thousand rupees. Another three days’ imprisonment was awarded in default. According to mobile court sources, flower sellers have been selling flowers by occupying the footpath adjacent to the district sub registrar’s office on hospital road in Brahmanbaria district town for a long time. People of the city cannot walk on this sidewalk. For years this sidewalk has been occupied by flower vendors. On Tuesday morning, the District Administration officials including the Deputy Commissioner ordered the flower sellers to clear the footpath adjacent to the Sub Registrar’s office. But they did not move until noon. Senior Assistant Commissioner of District Administration and Executive Magistrate (Local Government) Rintu Vikas Chakma raided the footpath adjacent to the sub registrar’s office around 2 pm. Flower sellers Uttam Karmakar and Raju Malakar were sentenced to seven days in prison and fined one thousand rupees. Another three days’ imprisonment was awarded in default. At that time, the mobile court could not attach the land of other flower sellers as they fled. Later, all the tools and flowers of the flower sellers were taken away from the sidewalk by the mobile court. After cleaning the sidewalk, common people started walking on that sidewalk. Senior Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate Rintu Vikas Chakma said, Deputy Commissioner Md. On the instructions of Shahgir Alam Sir, an operation was conducted here to clear the footpath encroachment. Because this footpath has been occupied by flower sellers for a long time. According to Section 291 of the Penal Code 1860, two flower sellers were fined 1000 rupees along with imprisonment for seven days.