The Daily Star Friday April 6 2007
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday arrested a Abdul Karin a fake freedom fighter and two of his bodyguards in Savar. …
Karim founded Muktijodhya Bahumukhi Samobay Samity on his own in 1994 to grab five acres of khas land in Nawab estate at Chapain in Savar. Introducing himself as president of the samity, Karim planned a project to encroach the land. He also prepared a list comprising 162 freedom fighters and labourers to allocate the land. Each listed person gave him money ranging from Tk 50,000 to Tk 60,000 to have a plot on that land. In 2004, Karim prepared a fresh list of 162 people and realised different amount of money in the name of allocating the same land, excluding most of the people enlisted earlier.
“Posing as assistant commander of Savar Muktijoddha Command, Karim took Tk 53,000 from me in 1994 in the name of implementing a residential project for freedom fighters,” said Abul Bashar, a war-maimed freedom fighter, who came under attack by his associates for demanding the refund of money. There are also allegations against Karim of renting houses built on the khas land. ……..