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BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has to vacate his Gulshan home after court verdict

ghbbSenior BNP leader and former minister Moudud Ahmed will have to vacate the house in Dhaka where he has been living for the last 30 years.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a High Court order, which had instructed authorities to transfer the title of entry of the property to his brother Monjur Ahmed.

The court also scrapped a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission accusing the BNP leader of illegally occupying the house at the capital’s upscale neighbourhood of Gulshan.

Deputy Attorney General Ekramul Haque said that the city development authority RAJUK will be in charge of the property.

Tuesday’s order came as the chief justice-led appeals bench accepted petitions by RAJUK and the State challenging the High Court verdict.

According to the case details, Moudud’s Gulshan home originally belonged to Md Ehsan, a Pakistani national.

Ehsan received the rights on the house from the then Dacca Improvement Trust (DIT) in 1960.

Ehsan’s Austrian wife Inje Mariah was added as another owner in the house’s documents in 1965.

The owners left Bangladesh in 1971 after the Liberation War started. In 1972, the property was listed as abandoned after the couple did not return.

Moudud Ahmed has been living in the house since 1972.