Vol. 5 Num 1022 Tue. April 17, 2007  

Help recover land grabbed by Aman
Appeals Keraniganj resident

A complainant has urged the authorities concerned to help recover his land grabbed by a former state minister for labour and manpower during the tenure of immediate-past coalition government.

Lutfor Rahman Chowdhury, a resident of Kaliganj in south Keraniganj, made the appeal at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity auditorium yesterday.

He said the caretaker of the land Harun-Ar-Rashid filed a case with South Keraniganj Police Station on April 10 accusing 15 people including the state minister Amanullah Aman as prime accused of grabbing 1.25 acres of land at Zinzira in Keraniganj.

"For fear of reprisals, I could not make any complaint against the state minister earlier, but owing to changed situation I am now praying for immediate recovery of my land from the clutches of the main accused and his accomplices," said Lutfor.

In a written statement, he mentioned that one Nurun Nahar Begum built a hut on his land in September, 2005 after grabbing it illegally with the help of the then lawmaker.

Lutfor also alleged that he had received death threats several times since the grabbing of land where a multi-storied commercial building named Tanak Tower is being constructed.

He also produced papers before the journalists regarding general diary and cases filed against the state minister on charge of land grabbing.