Benu Lal Das has been accused of occupying 40 percent of the land in Banglabazar area of Bamni in Raipur upazila of Laxmipur. Dwelling houses were built on a part of that land. It is alleged that Jahangir Alam and his followers occupied the land in defiance of the court order. Complaining to the UP office and the police about this did not help. Today, Tuesday (May 25) at noon, Benu Lal complained to the journalists about the occupation and demanded immediate effective intervention of the administration.
According to the victim’s family, Benu Lal’s land fell into the hands of local Jahangir Alam and his associates for several years. Jahangir plotted to occupy the land by claiming thin ownership. On November 23 last year, Benu Lal filed a case against Jahangir in the district court. The court took cognizance of the matter and directed the police to maintain stability and submit a report to the Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land). Later, ASI of Raipur Police Station Zakir Hossain Mridha went to the spot and asked both the parties to remain calm.
Benu Lal Das said that Jahangir and his followers disobeyed the court order and occupied 40 percent of my property. The tehsildar’s report also said that the land is mine. Besides, I have all the documents including documents. They cut down some trees and took away the fruits. I want the administration to intervene quickly.
Accused Jahangir Alam said, “I am living in 16 percent land with my parents’ heirs.” I did not occupy anyone’s land. Rather I am being harassed with intentional lawsuits. I will deal with it through the court.
Raipur Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdul Jalil said a case was pending in the court over 40 per cent land dispute between the two parties. Both sides have been instructed to maintain peace and order. Benu Lal informed about the new land grab. Police have been dispatched to the spot.