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Sisters return to late father’s home after HC order

  • Published at 10:28 pm October 26th, 2020
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File photo of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, which houses the High Court and the Appellate Division Dhaka Tribune

The girls, nieces of singer Ferdous Wahid, had been barred from entering the building by their stepmother

Two sisters have been able to return to their late father’s home after the High Court ordered police to ensure that they could do so.

In the evening on Monday, the High Court ordered the OC of Gulshan police station to ensure that the girls were allowed to enter the house with police protection, according to Supreme Court Special Officer Saifur Rahman.

The two sisters had been camping out before their late father’s house for the past three days as their stepmother has barred them from entering the premises.

Durga Puja is usually a court holiday, but the HC bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel held a virtual court to issue the order after learning of the incident through the media.

The court also ordered the girls, their stepmother and the OC of Gulshan police station to appear before it on November 1.

The girls’ father Mustafa Jaglul Wahid, a retired captain of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, died on October 10. The girls claim they have not been allowed to enter his house since then.

On Saturday, sisters Mushfiqua Mustafa and Mubashara Mustafa took a position in front of their father’s house.

Advocate Syed Wajiullah, a friend of the deceased and lawyer for stepmother Anju Kapur, claims the girls are being denied entry because they had threatened her.

According to Mushfiqua, she filed a general diary with Gulshan police station on October 12 and again on October 14, alleging that belongings were being taken out of her father’s house.

She said her parents separated in 2005.

“Since the separation, I have been staying with my mother at another house in Gulshan and my sister stayed with my father and stepmother. The two of us were never disconnected,” she added.

Mubashara has been staying in the US for the past few years. She returned after her father’s death, about a week ago.

“We have been trying to enter our father’s house since he died, but my stepmother has not let us in and told us we had no right,” Mushfiqua further said.

“On October 24, my sister, her husband and I wanted to enter the house but again our stepmother did not let us enter. She said we needed to come with our uncle and her lawyer,” she added.

She also said the lawyer once told them: “Do not make a noise, you will get your house.”

Stepmother Anju’s lawyer Syed Wajiullah said: “They had no contact with their father. After their father became sick, they wanted to beat up Anju in November after coming to the house. For that reason, their father filed a GD against them.”

He claimed Anju later filed another GD over being threatened by the girls.

He also said the girls’ father had left a will that split the property evenly between Anju and the daughters.

The girls said in November they just went to see their father at Evercare Hospital when his health deteriorated.

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