Jubo League men occupy UZ chairman's house | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 06, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 06, 2010

Jubo League men occupy UZ chairman's house

Claim ownership of house where Thakurgaon UZ chairman's family lived for around 50 years

A group of Jubo League men led by its district unit general secretary occupied the residence of a upazila chairman at College Para in the town yesterday morning following a dispute over the ownership of the house.
Sultanul Ferdous, sadar upazila chairman and general secretary of district unit Jatiya Party, claimed that they had been living in the house since 1961.
But Thakurgaon Jubo League General Secretary Abdul Majid said his family purchased the 89-decimal land and his late father Abul Hossain in 1964 rented the land and the house to late Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury, father of Ferdous and a former social welfare minister.
"For the sake of relationship, we did not say anything during this long time," Majid added.
Addressing a press conference at district Jatiya Party office yesterday afternoon, Ferdous alleged around 200 Jubo League activists led by Majid attacked his house and damaged three rooms and the boundary wall. They also looted valuables and damaged furniture.
Police played the role of silent spectators during the attack, he added.
Ferdous, grandson of Haji Danesh, said he contacted the deputy commissioner, superintendent of police, acting president of district Awami League and water resources minister after the incident.
He added all of them had assured him of taking necessary steps but did nothing.
Ferdous said Majid had been claiming ownership of the house and the land for last several months.
AL district acting president Mokbul Hossain told The Daily Star that the matter was between the upazila chairman and the Jubo League leader and Awami League is not involved. But the way the house was claimed is not acceptable, he added.
Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen said he had ordered police to take action on the issue.

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