A Sylhet court sent controversial industrialist Ragib Ali to jail following his deportation to Bangladesh by Indian immigration police and Border Security Force, on Thursday.
He was arrested in Karimganj town in Assam, across Bangladesh, when he tried to extend his visa that was expired two days ago, officials said.
Additional superintendent of police in Sylhet, Sugyan Chakma, told New Age that Indian police arrested Ragib Ali from Karimganj and with the help of BSF, they turned him in to Border Guard Bangladesh custody.
Bishwanath police then produced him before the court of additional chief
metropolitan magistrate Umme Sharaban Tahura in the evening after showing him arrested in the two cases filed. Thosec were instituted on charge of illegally grabbing Tarapur Tea Estate and constructing structures on the tea estate properties. The court sent him to jail.
The officer-in-charge of Bianibazar police, Chandan Chakrabarti told New Age that the immigration police and Border Security Force of India handed Ragib Ali to the Border Guard Bangladesh around 2:30pm through Sutarkandi immigration check post along Shewla border at Bianibazar.
‘The BGB then handed Ragib Ali over to the Bianibazar police who then turned him in to Bishwanath police, because he is a resident of the upazila’ the police officer said.
Court inspector of Sylhet Metropolitan Police, Jiban Krishna, told New Age that Ragib Ali was produced before the chief metropolitan magistrate court.
‘The additional CMM Umme Sharaban Tahura ordered to send Ragib Ali to jail around 6:30pm after rejecting his bail petition filed by his lawyer,’ the court inspector said.
Ragib Ali’s son Abdul Hai, another accused, was arrested by the immigration police of Jakiganj check post on November 12, when he returned home from India. He was also sent to jail by the same court.
The chief metropolitan magistrate court of Sylhet had issued warrants of arrest for Ragib Ali and his family members, including Abdul Hai, in two cases filed on charge of grabbing illegally Tarapur Tea Estate, a Hindu deity property, at Akhalia area in the city and constructing structures, including, a medical college and a hospital there.
Ragib Ali with his family members fled the country on August 10, immediately after the court had passed the warrant orders.
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