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16 days ago

Court orders appointment of magistrate to unlock Benazir’s flats

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A Dhaka court has ordered the appointment of a first-class magistrate to unlock and pave the way for an official receiver to enter into four flats owned by former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed, his wife Jissan Mirza, and their three daughters in the capital's Gulshan area.

Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge Mohammad Ash-Shams Joglul Hossain passed the order on Sunday, allowing a plea from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

On June 6, the court ordered the appointment of an official receiver to look after the properties, of the Benazir family, those have been attached already.

This receiver's main duty would be maintaining the attached properties, and informing the court at regular intervals about the income and expense of the properties.

ACC director Md Manjur Morshed was appointed as an official receiver to maintain the four flats on Gulshan RANCON Icon Tower. He recently went to inspect the apartments and found those locked.

The ACC after that filed a plea to appoint a magistrate to unlock the apartments for its official to enter, make an inventory of the furniture and other materials inside, and fix a rent after measurement.

ACC Public Prosecutor Mahmud Hossain Jahangir moved the plea before the court on Sunday.

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