News No. 56/2012, Tuesday, July 24, 2012
FRESH incident of land grabbing have been reported in Ramgarh, where the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) on 6 June grabbed 40 acres of land belonging to a Jumma villager.
According to sources, the recent land grabbing took place in the village of Belchari in Navanga Mouza No. 237 under Patachara Union of Ramgarh Upazila in Khagrachari district.
Niru Kumar Tripura alleged that one Nur Alam alias Alam Commander son of Mojibul Haq from Korer Hat, Mirsarai, Chittagong occupied five acres of land belonging to him and was building a Muslim prayer house there.
He said the land is registered in his name and that he had been in possession of the land for many years.
‘Nur Alam had made a similar attempt in the past to grab this piece of land. I made a complaint with Ramgarh police station, but the police refused to take any action against him.’ Mr. Tripura said.
‘Suddenly, on 12 July he came again with bricks, sands and cement and began building a prayer house on my land.’ he added.
He said he had made a protest at the spot and after that on 22 July had gone to Ramgarh police station to file a case, but the police had refused to register his case.