After long 26 years, Imam Gazzali Institute, an educational institution run by Jamaat-e-Islami, has to quit the ancestral house of celebrity film actress in the Indian subcontinent Suchitra Sen in Pabna district town as the Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed its leave application over retaining its possession.
The Appellate Division bench, headed by Justice SK Sinha, passed the order.
Emerging from the court, Additional Attorney General Murad Reza told reporters there is no legal bar to eviction of Gazzali Institute from the house following the apex court judgment.
He further said that there would be no dilemma to turn the house into a reminiscence of the legend celluloid icon Suchitra Sen who died on January 17 this year in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, India at the age of 82.
Suchitra Sen spent her childhood at their ancestral house in Hemsagar Lane in Pabna.
The Gazzali Institute moved the Appellate Division following an HC judgment upon a public interest litigation writ petition that had ordered eviction of the leaseholders from the house.
In 1987, during the rule of Gen HM Ershad, former deputy commissioner of Pabna, leased out the house to Imam Gazzali Trust on annual contract basis.
Later, the trust turned the house into a kindergarten school. Former Attorney General AJ Mohammad Ali appeared for Imam Gazzali Institute. – UNB