Salam Murshedy ordered to leave occupied Gulshan house

Abdus Salam Murshedy is a Bangladeshi politician

Abdus Salam Murshedy is a Bangladeshi politician

The High Court, in response to a writ petition, has ordered Khulna-4 Member of Parliament (MP) and Bangladesh Football Federation Vice President Abdus Salam Murshedy to vacate a residence in Gulshan within a period of three months. The decision was made by a bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Ebadoth Hossain on Tuesday.

The legal proceedings were initiated following a writ petition filed by Lawyer Syed Syedul Haque Sumon on October 30, 2022, alleging the occupation of House No. 29, Road No. 104 in Gulshan-2 by MP Salam Murshedy. The petitioner claimed the property to be an 'abandoned property' and sought a court order to investigate the matter. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and RAJUK were named as defendants in the petition.

Legal Proceedings

During the course of the legal proceedings, Advocate Anik R Haque represented the petitioner, while Advocate Khurshid Al Khan served as legal counsel for the Anti-Corruption Commission. Sayeed Ahmed Raja represented RAJUK, and Advocate Prabir Niyogi stood as the defense lawyer for MP Salam Murshedy.

The High Court initially ordered MP Murshedy and relevant government officials to submit documents related to the residence in Gulshan. The court specifically asked the Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, the Chairman of RAJUK, and Murshedy to provide the documents within ten days in the form of an affidavit.

Court's Decision

Following the submission of documents and a preliminary hearing, Justices Nazrul Islam Talukder and Khizir Hayat issued the order for MP Murshedy to vacate the residence within three months. Additionally, a rule was issued questioning the inaction of the defendants in taking necessary legal action against Murshedy for the alleged illegal occupation of the abandoned property.

Response and Next Steps

The High Court directed the housing and public works secretary, the chairman of RAJUK, the Anti-Corruption Commission chairman, the Dhaka deputy commissioner, and MP Salam Murshedy to respond to the ruling within the next ten days.

The High Court's decision to order MP Murshedy to vacate the residence in Gulshan underscores the importance of upholding legal standards and addressing allegations of illegal occupation of properties. The response from the concerned parties will determine the subsequent actions to be taken in this matter.


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