The upazila land office in Galachipa recently issued a show cause notice to BNP candidate for Patuakhali-3 constituency (Galachipa and Dashmina upazilas) Golam Maula Rony and three of his family members for allegedly erecting permanent structure on government khas land, violating condition.
The notice also asked them to explain why allocation of the khas land to the four would not be cancelled permanently.
Galachipa Assistant Commissioner of Land (AC Land) Mohammad Sured Salehin issued the notice on December 17, asking the recipients to submit their reply within December 19.
All the four of the family were asked to attend a hearing at the land office in this regard today [December 20].
We served the notice following a complaint filed by the Atkhali union assistant land officer with the AC Land office a day before, Salehin said.
The other recipients are Rony's wife Kamrun Nahar Runu and parents Monowara Begum and Samsuddin Munshi. Of them, Samsuddin died in 2010.
According to the record at land office, the four received a total of two acres of government khas land, 50 decimals each, at Ulania Bazar in 2007-08 fiscal year for business purpose.
But violating the condition they built a permanent two-storey building there.
As per the condition, the recipient cannot build any permanent structure on the allocated khas land.
“I have already submitted a reply where I mentioned that my family has been living on the land since 1960,” Rony said, adding that he built the two-storey building there in 2001.
“I will go to the High Court in this regard,” Rony added.