Moynul placed on 10-day remand

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:58, Nov 01,2019 | Updated: 00:28, Nov 02,2019


A metropolitan magistrate court in Dhaka on Friday remanded Moynul Haque Manju, a Dhaka South City Corporation ward councillor, for 10-day police interrogation in two cases for possession of illegal firearms and drugs.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mandal allowed police investigators to quiz Manju in their custody in the cases filed by the RAB with the Wari police station following his arrest on Thursday night.

He was sued under the Arms Act and the Narcotics Control Act.

The court also remanded Manju’s car driver Sajjad Hossain for a five-day

police questioning in the drug case.

The RAB on Thursday arrested DSCC ward-39 councillor Manju in the capital’s Tikatuli area over his alleged involvement in extortion and other criminal activities.

RAB officials said that they seized liquor, marijuana and other kinds of contraband drugs along with two pistols from his office.

Manju is the third running Dhaka city councillor arrested after the so-called ‘anti-casino’ drive begun on September 18.

The RAB arrested Dhaka North City Corporation’s ward-32 councillor Habibur Rahman Mizan On October 11 and the same city corporation’s ward-33 councillor Tarequzzaman Rajib on October 19 on corruption allegations.

Since September 18, a total of 20 people including eight politically and socially influential persons and a top government contractor were arrested under the ongoing anti-corruption drive.

According to the RAB headquarters, about Tk 8 crore 45 lakh in cash and eight kilograms of gold were seized in the raids under the drive.

Besides, the RAB also seized 21 firearms – mostly for using on illegal purposes – in the operations.

The elite force has so far filed 14 cases against people in the capital for their alleged involvement in corruption.

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