Two cases were filed against Rongdhonu Group Chairman Rafiqul Islam and his cohorts on charges of grabbing land, attempting-to-murder and looting.
Two plaintiffs— Ali Azgar Bhuyian and Mohammad Mamun filed the cases with Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Narayanganj on Sunday.
Aiming to grab their land, the accused led by Rafiq carried out attacks on their houses at Nawra in Kayetpara under Rupganj of Narayanganj on November 18 and different days in October.
After hearing on the cases, Senior Judicial Magistrate Kaiser Alam directed Rupganj police to record the case of Mamun as a first information report (FIR), said Inspector of Nayaranganj Court Police Asaduzzaman.
While the court directed Detective Branch (DB) of Narayanganj to look into the case filed by Azgar, he said.
In the case filed by Azgar, Mizanur Rahman, Jasim Uddin Josu, Rubel, Billal, Saiful, Jahid, Omar Faruk, Mozammel, Dulal Napit, Abdur Rahman, Altaf, Sajib, Emdadul Huq, Arif, Razib, Yusuf, Alauddin, Shahin, Mohammad Rubel, Shiplu, Minarul, Alek, Sohel, Matin, Faisal, Rasel, Tazirul, Yakub, Abdur Rouf and Rifat.
According to the case statement, on November 18, the accused equipped with lethal weapons carried out an attack at his newly built building.
They vandalised it and looted cash and valuables worth Tk 12 lakh from the house.
They committed so as the plaintiff refused to register his land to Rongdhonu Group Chairman Rafiq.
Mizanur Rahman, Omar Faruk, Rubel, Minarul, Billal, Jahid, Jahangir, Rana, Nuruzzaman, Delwar, Emon, Sohel, Hasan, Mohammad, Rony, Humayun and Mozammel have been accused in the case filed by Mamun.
According to the case filed by Mamun, on October 17, the accused threatened him and his family members to give a piece of their land (95 decimal) registered to Rongdhonu Group Chairman Rafiq and his brother Mizanur.
On October 19, the accused and 30 to 35 unknown others equipped with lethal weapons threatened the plaintiff and his brothers for the same purpose again.
At last, on October 21, the accused and others stormed into their house and carried out vandalism. They also looted valuables worth Tk 16 lakh. They finally torched the house and cowshed.