Ex-Pak Governor’s Dhaka home ‘Bagh-e-Monem’ demolished

Ex-Pak Governor’s Dhaka home ‘Bagh-e-Monem’ demolished

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Dhaka – A mobile team, led by Dhaka Noth City Corporation (DNCC) Chief Engineer Brig Gen Syeed Anwarul Islam, demolished Bag-e-Monem at 2:30pm on Thursday, reports agencies.
Thursday’s demolition came one week after the Parliamentary Standing Committee to the Ministry of Housing and Public Works recommended authorities took the necessary measures to confiscate a plot of land allotted to Monem Khan.All the boundary walls and illegal establishments have been demolished. The land will be used for roads and waiting places for pedestrians and commuters, he said, while urging government authorities to recover Monem Khan’s other properties.
Monem’s two daughters established the Onnesha International School and College in the same area.
After the demolition Mayor Annisul told journalists that family members of Abdul Monem Khan – who was the acting governor of East Pakistan from 1962-69 – have been illegally occupying and building on the 10 katha plot for the last 50 years.
Earlier, the DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq took a decision at a meeting along with other officials of the city corporation to demolish all the illegal establishments in the area, a DNCC official told the journalists before starting the drive.
UNB adds: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Thursday reclaimed 10 kathas of government land near Banani graveyard from illegal occupation.
A DNCC mobile court, led by its executive magistrates M Nuruzzaman Sharif and Mohammad Sajid Anwar, conducted a drive at plot-110 on Road-27 in Banani at noon and recovered the land that had been occupied for 50 years, said a press release issued by the DNCC public
relations office.
During the drive, the mobile court team dismantled the boundary wall erected surrounding the land piece, a car showroom and part of a one-storey house.
DNCC chief waste management officer Commodore Abdur Razzak, chief engineer Brig Gen M Seyed Anwarul Islam and additional chief engineer Syed Kudratullah were present at that time.
Talking to reporters at the spot after the eviction drive, DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq said they will continue their drive to reclaim public property from occupation.

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