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‘Close all haunts of Rajarbagh Darbar’


Published : 05 Oct 2021 09:34 PM | Updated : 06 Oct 2021 02:43 PM

The High Court has directed to consider the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission to close all the Astana (dormitories) of the Rajarbagh Darbar across the country.

The higher court asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the Counter Terrorism Unit of police and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to impellent the recommendation and submit report in this regard by November 30.

The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the directions in their written order following a writ petition filed by several victims of Rajarbagh Peer syndicate. Advocate Mohammad Shishir Manir, lawyer of the petitioners, confirmed the matter to the media on Monday (October 5). 

The HC bench also issued a rule asking why the matter of fake and false cases filed against the writ petitioners would not be investigated and legal action against the persons involved in filing the fake and harassing criminal cases against innocent won’t be taken. 

The written order says, “While the rule is pending, the Additional Inspector General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will submit a report to the High Court within 60 working days of receiving the order after investigating the matter and taking legal action.”

On September 16, at least 20 victims from different parts of the country filed the writ petition with the High Court against the Rajarbagh Pir and his disciples (murid) for doing misdeeds and unholy activities in the name of religion and for their involvement behind filing fake cases against innocent people. Advocate Mohammad Shishir Manir filed the petition on behalf of the people. 

Rajarbagh Darbar Sharif, a centre of Sufism and mystic beliefs situated in the capital’s Shantibag area, is allegedly involved in misdeeds and unholy activities in the name of religion as well as Islam.   

Earlier, the High Court had expressed surprise over the involvement of the Rajarbagh Pir syndicate behind filing 49 fake cases against one Ekramul Ahsan Kanchan, a resident of Shantibag in the capital. The Pir syndicate harassed him for a piece of land adjacent to Rajarbagh Darbar Sharif. 

The Rajarbagh Darbar Sharif runs centering the Rajarbagh Pir named Dillur Rahman. He has a number of ardent disciples (murid). Many of the disciples as well as the Rajarbagh Pir syndicate allegedly harass many people to materialise their ill-motive. They are allegedly involved in case manipulation and torture on innocent people.

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