Awami Bastuhara League and Hotel Sramik League have grabbed a large part of Cox's Bazar Jele Park using the names of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Witnesses said 20 to 25 land grabbers posted two signboards of Awami Bastuhara League and Hotel Sramik League in the northeast corner of the ground in the dark. The value of the grabbed land is about Tk 15 crore, sources said.
The signboards claim Hasina, also president of ruling Awami League, is the chief adviser and main patron of the two organisations.
Cox's Bazar Nagarik Samaj leader Fazlul Quader Chowdhury demanded immediate arrest and punishment of the grabbers.
Awami Bastuhara League Cox's Bazar district unit president Hafizur Rahman admitted the matter saying they had applied to the district administration for a lease of the land.
Contacted, Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Abdur Rauf said he would look into the matter. Administrative measures would be taken to evict the illegal occupants from the land, he added.
Jatiya Sramik League district unit president Habibur Rahman said he did not know anything in this regard.