Bangladesh: Police yet to free ‘grabbed’ land of Hindu family

This land belonging to a Hindu family at Rasulpur village in Hatibandha upazila under Lalmonirhat district remains under illegal occupation of a few local Awami League leaders who built a house there after forcing the owners to leave the land ten months ago. PHOTO: STAR

Ten months into the incident, a piece of land of a Hindu family grabbed allegedly by local Awami League men is yet to be recovered at Rasulpur village in Hatibandha upazila [district].

Although police submitted charge sheet in the case, accusing seven AL men for grabbing the land last month, the affected Hindu families have been passing their days amid fear as the accused are allegedly giving them fresh threat.

The charge sheeted accused are Patgram upazila’s Bawra union unit AL president Rabiul Islam alias Miron, 46, his cohorts ward AL vice president Nazrul Islam, 52, union unit Jubo League president Mukul Hossain, 37, and their aides Anar Ali alias Anar, 52, Sultan Ali Khan,67, Abdus Samad,42, and Nasimuddin, 60, of Rasulpur and Saradubi villages in the upazila.

Meanwhile, the accused built a house on the grabbed land but police are yet to take any steps to remove the illegal structure showing the cause of litigation, said the victims…