Bashundhara chairman asked to surrender
The High Court today directed Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan alias Shah Alam and five others to surrender before the lower court concerned in Gazipur within eight weeks in a land-related case filed in 2010.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice JBM Hassan passed the order during hearing a petition filed by the accused seeking an extension of earlier an HC order that granted them bail in the case.
Deputy Attorney General Shaikh AKM Moniruzzaman Kabir told The Daily Star that the six accused have been asked to surrender to the trial court after he pointed out before the HC bench that they have got the orders of their bail extended several times since 2011 by suppressing information of submission of charge sheets in the case to the trial court.
Md Mukhlesur Rahman Khan, the assistant land officer of Shafipur union land office, filed the cases with Kaliakoir Police Station in Gazipur on May 13, 2010, against Shah Alam and others on charges of grabbing government lands, removing soil from there and threatening a government official on April 28 the same year.
The plaintiff said the accused grabbed government lands and removed soil from there for Mouchak City Project of Bashundhara Group at Madhyapara and Thakurpara in Kaliakoir upazila.
The other accused are project General Manager Abid Hossain, its Assistant General Manager Nure Alam Siddiqui, Chief Engineer Salek Hossain, Land Officer Md Faruk Hossain, and its senior official Md Masum Hossain, DAG Moniruzzaman added.