Khaleda moves all belongings
29 air conditioners among household stuff; Hasina says army to decide
about how to utilise its land
Representatives of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia have received all her
belongings including 29 air conditioners, 48 pieces of sofa, six
television sets and five refrigerators from the Dhaka Cantonment house
that she lost in a legal battle.
A sculpture of late president Ziaur Rahman on the premises was also
moved to the opposition leader’s Gulshan office.
A top cantonment board official while talking to The Daily Star
yesterday evening confirmed that all the personal effects of Khaleda
Zia had been collected by her representatives.
The shifting ended with the moving of several hundred vases.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it [the
cantonment house] is an army property and they will decide on the use
of the land.
Earlier on Friday, a lawyer of Khaleda told The Daily Star cantonment
board chief Nazmus Sadat Selim gave them a 72-hour timeframe, which
ended yesterday, to collect all her household items from the
Khaleda’s sister-in-laws — Nasrin Sayeed and Kaniz Fatema and
personal secretary Saleh Ahmed — received all her stuff from the
house in last three days.
About 14 big covered vans, a few pickups and cars were used to carry
Khaleda’s belongings from the cantonment house to Baridhara residences
of DCC councillor Abdul Qaiyum and Sayeed Eskander, Shamim Eskander’s
Gulshan house and Dhanmondi house of Tarique Rahman’s father-in-law in
Another official of the cantonment board said Khaleda Zia also claimed
the house’s door furniture. She can take it away only if it is proved
to be her property.
PM ON THE PROPERTY
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the army will decide how they
will utilise the land.
She mentioned the army property was given to her [Khaleda Zia] to stay
in a special circumstance under certain condition.
“She went to the court. But we did not go… We all have to obey the
Hasina was addressing a press conference.
“The premier said belongings are being shifted for the past three days
… How many goods come from torn string-vest and broken suitcase?”
added the premier.
Truck after truck and van after van were carrying goods that are being
stored in many places, she said adding there were many foreign luxury
items among those.
“I was even been told that she [Khaleda] wanted to carry bathroom
fittings and commode and I just told officials that she can take
anything and everything whatever she wants,” Hasina added.
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