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Barguna MP sued for vandalizing temple, land grabing

  • Published at 11:15 pm January 17th, 2020
Shawkat Hasanur Rahman Rimon
Shawkat Hasanur Rahman Rimon Collected

'I had to file the contempt of court petition against MP Shawkat and his men after they disregarded a direct court order and teared a photocopy of the status quo order when I presented it before them'

Barguna 2 MP Shawkat Hasanur Rahman Rimon and 12 others were charged with contempt of court for vandalizing a temple and grabbing land in Charduari area of Pathorghata upazila.

Priyanka Mitra, a lawyer, filed the lawsuit with a Barguna court on Wednesday, the plaintiff's lawyer Advocate Arif Hossain confirmed to Dhaka Tribune.

The others accused are, Md Rakib Munshi, Md Monir Hossain, Shahin Munshi, Zahir, Zakir Biswas, Md Atiqur Rahman Labu, Md Maful, Md Alauddin Khan, Miraz, Mostafa, Raja and deputy assistant engineer of Water Development Board of Pathorghata upazila.

On Sunday, MP Shawkat and his accomplices carried out an attack on the Radha Gobinda Temple in Charduari area, to tear it  down disregarding a status quo issued by a local court in connection to a lawsuit, said the case statement.

“I had to file the contempt of court petition against MP Shawkat and his men after they disregarded a direct court order and teared a photocopy of the status quo order when I presented it before them,” said Priyanka Mitra, the plaintiff.

MP Shawkat, however, rejected the allegations brought up against him and said the plaintiff was hatching a conspiracy agaisnt him.