The High Court on Thursday summoned Bawra union unit Awami League president Rabiul Islam Miron, and its general secretary M Nazrul Islam and their five accomplices to appear before it on November 8 to explain why they had forcefully occupied a 32-decimal plot of Hindu land in Patgram in Lalmonirhat.
A bench of Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore and Justice AKM Shahidul Huq also summoned a public prosecutor, who conducted the land grabbing case against Rabiul, Nazrul and their five associates—Mukul Hossain, Anar Ali, Sultan Ali, Abdul Samd and Nasumuddin.
On September 10, the trial court acquitted all the seven accused saying that the prosecution failed to prove the charges.
The public prosecutor did not appeal against the acquittals of the accused AL leaders.
The bench summoned the seven accused and the public prosecutor during hearing a rule issued on March 10, 2014 asking the government and the police to explain why they would not be directed to take action against the land grabbers.
On Thursday the bench also heard statements of land grabbing victims Bhabani Kanta Sen, Bidhan Chandra and Bidut Kumar Sen came from Patgram seeking justice.
The HC had also asked the authorities to explain why they would not be directed to ensure security and safety to Bhabani Kanta Sen, of Rasulpur of Patgram, the owner of grabbed land.
The court had issued the rule after hearing a writ petition filed by Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh’s president Manzill Murshid, also Supreme Court lawyer, bringing the court’s attention to a newspaper report about making houses grapping Bhabani’s land.
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