HC dismisses Moudud Ahmed’s writ regarding Gulshan house

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DHAKA, Aug 8, 2017 (BSS) – The High Court (HC) today dismissed a writ filed by BNP leader Barrister Moudud Ahmed, pleading to retract another writ challenging legality of RAJUK’s drive that evicted him from a Gulshan house.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice JBM Hassan passed the order, declaring the writ was “not placed”.

“We had pleaded to retract the writ from the High Court as a civil suit regarding the same matter is pending with the lower court. Court today dismissed the plea terming it was ‘not placed’,” said Barrister Abdullah Al Mahmud, counsel for Moudud.

The former law minister had filed the plea on August 6.

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) took control of the Gulshan property on June 7, shifting all the belongings of the BNP leader to a nearby flat owned by him.

The apex court on June 4 dismissed two pleas seeking review of apex court judgment cancelling High Court verdict to transfer the title of entry of a Gulshan house in the name of BNP leader Moudud Ahmed’s brother Manjur Ahmed.

A five-member Appellate Division panel headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha dismissed the plea with observations, paving way for the former law minister to leave house number 159, in Gulshan-2 for sure.

According to sources, the real owner of that plot numbered 159 in Gulshan- 2 was a Pakistani citizen named Md Ehsan. It was registered in his wife’s name. But they fled Bangladesh for Pakistan in 1971, deserting the property. It was registered as an abandoned property in 1972.

The next year Moudud was allocated the plot by the government as he submitted a forged document citing his brother as its owner.