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Barrister Tureen’s family seeks PM’s intervention

  • Published at 11:20 pm June 20th, 2019
Barrister Tureen Afroz
File photo of Barrister Tureen Afroz

After filing a general diary against Tureen with Uttara West police station in the capital on June 14, her mother, Samsunnahar Taslim, on Thursday also sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention in resolving the family dispute to help them return home

Barrister Tureen Afroz, a former International Crimes Tribunal prosecutor, has allegedly forced her mother and brother out of their house, according to her family.

After filing a general diary against Tureen with Uttara West police station in the capital on June 14, her mother, Samsunnahar Taslim, on Thursday also sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention in resolving the family dispute to help them return home.

Addressing a press conference in Dhaka, Samsunnahar further said that she has been forced to stay away from their Uttara house for the past couple of years as Tureen was not allowing her and her son, Shahnewaz Ahmed Shishir, to enter the property.

On January 1, Shahnewaz lodged a case against Tureen Afroz with Dhaka’s First Joint Judge Court on charge of occupying the house.

According to the case statement, Tureen drove her mother and other tenants out of the house by intimidating them with police on March 2, 2017.

Claiming herself as the owner of the house, Tureen took the deeds and documents of the property into her possession, too.

Tureen also filed a case in May 2017 against her mother and brother.

Tureen, however, has questioned the intent of her family, saying that the issue is a sub judice matter, so there is no point in talking to the press or seeking the PM’s intervention.