After the demolition Mayor Annisul told journalists that family members of Abdul Monem Khan - who was the acting governor of East Pakistan from 1962-69 - have been illegally occupying and building on the 10 katha plot for the last 50 years.
“All the boundary walls and illegal establishments have been demolished. The land will be used for roads and waiting places for pedestrians and commuters,” he said, while urging government authorities to recover Monem Khan's other properties.
“Monem's two daughters have established the Onnesha International School and College in the same area.”
Earlier, the DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq took a decision at a meeting along with other officials of the city corporation to demolish all the illegal establishments in the area, a DNCC official told the journalists before starting the drive.
Thursday's demolition came one week after the Parliamentary Standing Committee to the Ministry of Housing and Public Works recommended authorities took the necessary measures to confiscate a plot of land allotted to Monem Khan.
Monem's grandson, Akifuzzaman Khan, was one of the nine militants killed in the Kallyanpur drive on July 2, during a one-hour shootout with Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit of Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) at an apartment of a six-storey building.