Tanjil Hasan: A freedom fighter’s mother along with her two sons has been allegedly evicted from their homestead at Hatvogdiya village in Louhajong upazila of the district.
Local freedom fighter Abdul Malek Morol had died four years after the 1971 Liberation War and his father Taijuddin Morol also passed away next year.
Since then widow Komola, 85, had been struggling to survive with her two children. She owns a piece of land next to her homestead and has been using it for cultivation. The duo’s graves including the freedom fighter are located at corner of the land.
Recently, some miscreants led by local influential, namely Joynal Akon, from nearby Kurigaon village, grabbed the homestead as well as the nearby land by evicting them illegally.
When asked, Komola Begum acknowledged the allegation, telling even the miscreants cut down her 10-12 trees worth Tk3 lakh early Sunday.
During the eviction, Joynal’s musclemen also looted her valuables from the house and at one stage, they damaged the enclosure of the graves and the crops.
When contacted, Louhajong Freedom Fighters’ Deputy Commander Md Mohiuddin Babul Munshi said: “Abdul Malek Morol is a gazetted freedom fighter and his mother Komola Begum has been receiving the allowance in favour of her son.”
Being heard of the eviction, he informed the matter to the administration, the commander continued.
In this regard, the victim’s son Quddus Morol launched a case with Louhajong police station.
Louhajong Police Station Officer-in-Charge Md Reazul Hoq said: “We have received the complaint and action will be taken against the culprits after investigation.”
In reply to a query by the correspondent, the OC vehemently denied to disclose the names of the accused in the case.
About the comment, a local advocate named Kazi Mozammel Hossen Romel said: “There is no such provision if there is a court order. It’s the duty of police to disclose any information about lawsuit.”