Chandpur University of Science and Technology (CSTU) has no land for his family, Education Minister Dipu Moni said.
He made the remarks at a press conference at his official residence on Hare Road on Thursday evening.
The minister said: “I have not bought any land in Chandpur. There may be inherited land from my father. I have evidence that I can say that my elder brother sold the land at the proposed site before the acquisition.”
“My family or I have no land in the proposed location of the university. Any of my political colleagues may have land there.”
A huge plot of land has been acquired at Laxmipur village, about four kilometers south of Chandpur district town, for setting up a university, where several individuals are alleged to have raised documents several times higher than the market price. People close to the education minister are also involved in this.
Dipu Moni has termed the media reports about her family members as ‘false, fabricated and motivated’.
“None of my family is involved in land acquisition. A special media outlet has involved me and my brother politically. But I want to make it clear that I have no land in Chandpur. It should be. Is anyone involved in land price hike?” We will look into it and take action according to the law. ”
Asked if there was any provocation by the political leaders of Chandpur against him, the minister said, “I don’t want to say anything about it now. I will raise the issue in the party forum. I don’t want to do it. Comment now.”