An Awami Leaguer is getting structures built on a piece of land that belongs to Bhabani Kanta Sen at Rasulpur of Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat. Photo: Star/File
A day after the High Court order, police today arrested two Awami League activists for their alleged involvement in grabbing a piece of land belonging to a Hindu family in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat.
Anar Khan, 55, and his elder brother Sultan Khan, 58, were arrested from Rasulpur village of the upazila around 9:45am.
The arrestees are among the five AL leaders and activists against whom a case was filed with Patgram Police Station on February 16 in connection with the land grabbing.
The HC yesterday directed the superintendent of police in Lalmonirhat to arrest in 49 hours the people responsible for forcibly grabbing a plot of 32-decimal.
The court order came following a writ petition which said that on February 9, a group of Awami League men picked up Bhabani Kanta Sen and his two sons of Rasulpur village in the upazila and held them hostage at the house of party leader Nazrul Islam.
Later, the three were forced to sign a non-judicial stamp stating that they were handing over the ownership of the plot to Rabiul Islam Miron, president of Bawra union unit of AL.
Miron, Nazrul Islam, the vice-president of a local ward unit of AL, and Mukul Hossain, Jubo League president of the union, are the other accused in the case.
During yesterday's proceedings, the HC also ordered the district police chief to submit a report in seven days before it after arresting the accused.
Human Rights and Peace for Bangladesh (HRPB) filed the petition before the HC seeking the arrest of the people responsible for the land grabbing.