Wife of a liberation war hero faces expulsion from her house in Gulshan that was allotted to her during President Zia's government in 1979, reports UNB.
Salma Khaled, wife of Brig Khaled Mosharraf, was surprised to see the eviction notice issued by the Directorate of Government Accommodation under the Works Ministry four months ago.
The government had not stopped there. Earlier in October 2004 RAJUK, another wing of the Works Ministry, quietly auctioned off the house to two fortunate bidders without informing the occupants.
When 60-year-old Salma Khaled came to know the fishy actions of the government she filed a writ in the High Court seeking remedy.
The High Court issued rule November 14 last year staying operation of the eviction order and asked the government to explain why cancellation of allotment should not be declared illegal and made without lawful authority.
In her writ Salma Khaled said she was allotted the house at NW(E)20, Road 59 Gulshan on March 7,1979 when Ziaur Rahman was in power.
A close comrade of Zia and brilliant army officer Khaled Mosharraf was killed in November 1975 military unrest that brought Ziaur Rahman to the limelight.
The eviction notice served on her saying the allotment is cancelled for the "public interest".
When she came to know late the game of RAJUK, Salma filed a separate petition challenging its involvement and questioning its authority of selling the house at auction.