Moudud files writ with HC against RAJUK eviction drive

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MNA National Desk: A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Thursday challenging the legality of the eviction of BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed from his Gulshan residence.

Layer Mahbub Uddin Khokon filed the writ petition on behalf of Moudud Ahmed.

Earlier, on Wednesday, Rajdhahi Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) took over BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed’s Gulshan house following a court order.

evictionThe Gulshan house originally belonged to Md Ehsan, a Pakistani national, who got the rights of the house from the then Dacca Improvement Trust or DIT in 1960.

The owners had left Bangladesh in 1971 after the Liberation War started and the property was listed as abandoned after the couple did not return. Moudud moved into the house the same year.

In 2010, the High Court granted a plea by Moudud’s brother who sought to transfer the house’s ownership under his name. The order was separately challenged by RAJUK and the state in 2014.