Dhaka courts put Tarequzzaman Rajib — a Juba League leader and councillor of ward No 33, Mohammadpur, Dhaka North City Corporation — on a 14-day remand in two cases and another Juba League leader Armanul Haque Arman on a five-day remand.
Metropolitan magistrate Yasmin Ara allowed Bhatara police to quiz Rajib for seven days in an arms case and seven days in a narcotics case on Sunday around 11:00pm while Bhatara police sub-inspector Masud prayed for a 20-day remand after producing him before the court.
Earlier on October 19, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested Tarequzzaman Rajib after raiding a house in Bashundhara residential area in Dhaka.
Rajib was expelled from the Juba League on charge of breaching party discipline.
On the same day, another court granted a five-day remand for Armanul Haque Arman, a close ally of Juba League Dhaka south city unit president Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, in a narcotic case filed with Ramna Police Station.
Metropolitan magistrate Baki Billaha allowed a five-day remand as the investigation officer of the case sub-inspector Abdul Halim sought for a 10-day remand after a five-day remand in an arms-related case came to an end.
On October 6, the Rapid Action Battalion arrested pro-Awami League youth organisation Jubo League’s Dhaka south city unit president Ismail Chowdhury Samrat along with his associate Armanul Haque Arman from Chauddagram of Cumilla.
On September 18, law enforcement agencies started a drive against the illegal casinos and bars when they arrested Young Men’s Club president Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, also organising secretary of Juba League’s Dhaka south unit.
The Rapid Action Battalion and the police had raided over 20 sporting and recreation clubs in the capital including Fakererpool Young Men’s Club and Wanderers Club, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Dhanmondi Club, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Arambagh Krira Sangha, Dilkusha Sporting Club, and Victoria Sporting Club.
At least 273 leaders and activists of the ruling party and its front organisations were arrested so far in the drive.