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Councillor Rajib placed on fresh remand

  • Published at 06:38 pm November 11th, 2019
File photo of Tarequzzaman Rajib Collected

RAB arrested Rajib on October 19

A Dhaka court has placed Ward Councilor Tarekuzzaman Rajib on a fresh four-day remand in an arms case filed with Mohammadpur police station.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari passed the order as the ward33 councillor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) was produced before the court on Monday, reports BSS.

Earlier in the day, investigation officer (IO) and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB 2) Sub-Inspector (SI) Pranay Kumar Pramanik pleaded to place him on a 10-day fresh remand.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sayeed on November 4 sent Rajib to jail after the end of his remand in two cases filed against him under arms and narcotics acts.

Police on that day also filed a report against the councillor, saying he established a reign of terror in and around Mohammadpur and Adabor areas through his gang.

Terming him as “sultan of the crime world” in those areas, police said Rajib amassed a huge wealth through land grabbing and extortion, using his armed cadres.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara on October 21 placed the councillor on a seven-day remand in arms and seven-day remand in narcotics cases.

Members RAB 1 arrested Rajib from a flat in Basundhara Residential Area on October 19.

The elite force members also seized seven bottles of foreign liquor, a foreign pistol, a magazine with three bullets, Tk33,000 thousand cash and his passport from that flat.

On October 20, RAB handed Rajib over to Bhatara police station and filed the two cases against him.