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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 1649 of 1999
Date of filing: 1999/05/16
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Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
2. Mrs. ShamsunNahar Ahmed
3. Mr Abu Taher Miah
4. Dr K.M. Maqsudur Rahman
5. Mrs Sharmin Hossain
6. Mr Saifur Rahman

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
2. Chairman, RAJUK
3. Deputy Director (Estate) RAJUK
4. Chief Engineer, RAJUK
5. Borak Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd

Facts

BLAST filed a petition challenging an action by RAJUK to revise the original lay-out plan of the Gulshan North Commercial Area, which would have converted an area clearly earmarked and reserved as open space for the use of car parks into commercial plots. The allottees were thereby deprived of their entitlement to car parks as envisaged in the Master Plan and this proposed use of an area designated as open space also posed a threat to the security of adjacent garments factories in case of fire breakout by blocking access to them.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/01/2008


Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on RAJUK to show cause as to why the impugned action of converting the alleged open space into commercial plots and inviting auction notice for sale should not be declared to have been made without lawful authority The Court also directed RAJUK not to open auction bid till hearing.

Justices

Mr Justice Tariq Ul Hakim
Ms Justice Farah Mahbub



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Environment,
Equality,
Livelihood,
Property
Keywords
Open Space
Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 31 and 42; Town Improvement Act, 1953





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 1649 of 1999
Date of filing: 1999/05/16

Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)
2. Mrs. ShamsunNahar Ahmed
3. Mr Abu Taher Miah
4. Dr K.M. Maqsudur Rahman
5. Mrs Sharmin Hossain
6. Mr Saifur Rahman

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works
2. Chairman, RAJUK
3. Deputy Director (Estate) RAJUK
4. Chief Engineer, RAJUK
5. Borak Real Estate (Pvt) Ltd

Facts

BLAST filed a petition challenging an action by RAJUK to revise the original lay-out plan of the Gulshan North Commercial Area, which would have converted an area clearly earmarked and reserved as open space for the use of car parks into commercial plots. The allottees were thereby deprived of their entitlement to car parks as envisaged in the Master Plan and this proposed use of an area designated as open space also posed a threat to the security of adjacent garments factories in case of fire breakout by blocking access to them.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 17/01/2008:
Details

The High Court issued a Rule Nisi on RAJUK to show cause as to why the impugned action of converting the alleged open space into commercial plots and inviting auction notice for sale should not be declared to have been made without lawful authority The Court also directed RAJUK not to open auction bid till hearing.

Justices

Mr Justice Tariq Ul Hakim,   Ms Justice Farah Mahbub



Reference

Area of law
Environment,  Equality,  Livelihood,  Property

Keywords
Open Space

Relevant statute

Constitution, Article 31 and 42; Town Improvement Act, 1953


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