Khulna Development Authority (KDA) yesterday conducted an eviction drive inside the city's Mujgunni Park and destroyed illegal structures.
A team led by Executive Magistrate Mizanur Rahman conducted the eviction drive.
KDA Estate Officer GM Masudur Rahman said the 8.67 acres area of the park was leased to SS World, a private company, in 2017 in a bid to preserve its natural beauty, and build a zone for children's play with modern facilities.
“SS World could not maintain such an atmosphere in the park and has not paid the rent for a long time,” said Masudur Rahman.
Locals alleged that the SS World had also built several illegal structures inside the park, he added.
This correspondent could not contact SS World for comments on the issue.
Earlier on January 22, KDA cancelled the lease agreement and sent a letter to SS World in this regard.