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Home of late freedom fighter robbed, vandalised in Manikganj

  • Published at 06:44 pm December 3rd, 2017
Home of late freedom fighter robbed, vandalised in Manikganj
A group of miscreants have allegedly attacked and evicted the family of a late freedom fighter and vandalised their house after looting valuables over a week ago in Manikganj. Nilufar Shirin, widow of late freedom fighter Kamal Hossain, levelled the allegations against Abdur Rob, his elder brother Tara Mia and their associates, at a press briefing at Manikganj Press Club on Sunday. Shirin said Kamal had bought eight decimals of land at the Uttar Seota Mouza under Manikganj municipality from one Majeda Begum in 1999 through a Bainanama (a contract for sale deed). Afterwards, Kamal built a semi-pucca house on that land and started living in it with his wife, son and two daughters. But Majeda kept delaying the registration of the land despite continued requests from Kamal, who died in 2006, claimed Shirin. She said she started a case on July 15, 2009, against Majeda to stop her from reselling the same property, which led to imposition of an temporary injunction on it.  

Nilufar Shirin, widow of late freedom fighter Kamal Hossain, addresses a media briefing at Manikganj Press Club on Sunday | Dhaka Tribune

However, Majeda secretly resold the land to Rob, prompting Shirin to file yet another lawsuit in 2013 accusing her of violating the court order. The second case's aim was to help receive the registry document as well, Shirin told reporters on Sunday. On November 24, she alleged, around 25 miscreants led by Rob and Tara Mia attacked their house and vandalised it. They also threatened Shirin and her son and forced them out of the house. “They also damaged half of our home, ransacked furniture and looted eight tolas of gold and Tk20,000,” she claimed, totalling the losses worth Tk8 lakh. Shirin later had filed a complaint at Manikganj Sadar police station over the incident. Sadar police OC Habibullah Sarker said they were investigating the matter and attested to having found evidence of vandalism at the crime scene. Meanwhile, the Dhaka Tribune could not reach Majeda over phone for comments despite repeated attempts. Rob, however, claimed he was the real owner of that land and had the proper documents proving his ownership. "Kamal's family has been living in that house by illegally grabbing the land." He brushed off the allegations of physical assault on the late freedom fighter's family and looting valuables from their house. But he admitted to partially demolishing that semi-pucca house claiming it was done following an eviction order from a Singair court.