A man convicted in a narcotics case was arrested from Daulatdia red-light district early Friday.
Goalandaghat police arrested Masud Rana Mondol, 30, who has been absconding since he was jailed for six years in a narcotics case filed in September 2016.
Rana, a resident of Goalanda municipality’s Ghunapara area, is the son of Kashem Mondol.
Goalandaghat Police Station’s Assistant Sub-Inspector Motaleb Munshi said Rana was sent to jail through the court on Friday.
The High Court (HC) on Thursday stayed a subordinate court order granting bail to Rashedul Haque Chisty, the son of former chairman of Farmers Bank’s audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty, in a money laundering case.
A virtual bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order.
Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan stood for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Advocate Shahriar Biplob represented Chisty.
Alam said the HC also issued a rule seeking an explanation why the bail order of Chisty should not be cancelled.
Chisty will have to remain behind bars until the rule is disposed of, he said.
A Dhaka court on May 19 granted bail to Chisty. Later, the ACC filed an appeal with the HC challenging the order.
In 2018, the ACC filed several cases against Mahbubul Haque Chishty, the former chairman of the audit and EC committee of Farmers Bank, and his son Rashedul Chisty, the shareholder of the bank.
Five cases were filed against Rashedul.
Farmers Bank was established in June 2013 while investigations of Bangladesh Bank found massive irregularities in the bank’s loan disbursement along with Tk 159 crore of default loans in 2017.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday filed a case against four people, including Laxmipur-2 independent MP Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul and his wife, on charges of money laundering and amassing illegal wealth.
ACC Deputy Director Md Salahuddin filed the case at Dhaka coordinated office -1 against Papul and his wife Salina Islam, who is also an MP from a reserved seat in parliament, ACC Director (Media) Pranab Kumar Bhattachary told UNB.
The Commission approved the case during its regular meeting on Tuesday.
The couple's daughter Wafa Islam, Papul's sister-in-law Jesmin Akhter were also made accused of illegal transaction of Tk 148 crore and concealing information about properties worth around Tk 2.31 crore.
MP Papul is currently in Kuwait jail.
He was arrested in Kuwait in June in cases related to human trafficking, residency visa trading and money laundering. He was sent to prison there.
The Public Prosecutor of Kuwait had approached the Central Bank to freeze his bank accounts. The financial balance of the company amounts to about 5 million Kuwait dinars, including 3 million dinars as company’s capital.
The Attorney General of Kuwait decided to imprison the Bangladeshi MP for 21 days in the central prison, according to Arab Times. The Public Prosecutor decided to continue the imprisonment of the remaining accused and to release the owner of a company on bail of 2,000 dinars.
A Sylhet court on Tuesday placed the suspended sub-inspector of Bandarbazar Police Station, Akbar Hossain Bhuiya, on a seven-day remand as he was arrested in connection with the death of Raihan Ahmed in ‘police custody’.
Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Abul Kashem passed the order when Awlad Hossain, inspector of Sylhet Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) and also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-remand remand for him.
On Monday, police arrested Akbar Hossain Bhuiya from Dona bordering area in Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet.
Akbar had been on the run after the death of Raihan Ahmed in ‘police custody’.
On October 11, Raihan Ahmed, 34, a resident of Akharia in Sylhet city, was ‘beaten to death in police custody’ at Bandarbazar Police outpost, alleged the victim’s family.
His wife, Tahmina Akter Tanni, filed a case with Kotwali Police Station the following day accusing a number of unidentified people.
On October 12, the authorities suspended four policemen, including the then in-charge of Bandarbazar Police outpost Akbar, in connection with the death.
Three policemen, including Ashek, were withdrawn the same day.
The case was later transferred to the PBI.
Besides, the SMP formed an investigation committee, headed by its Additional Deputy Commissioner Shahrier Al Mamun, to look into the death of Raihan.
After a primary investigation, they found some policemen guilty of foul play.
After autopsy, doctors said they found 111 injury marks on Raihan’s body and two of his nails were pulled out.
On October 22, former SMP Commissioner Golam Kibria was transferred over widespread criticisms of the role of police after the death of Raihan.
Former Barishal City Corporation mayor Ahsan Habib Kamal was sentenced to seven years in prison along with four others, in a graft case, for embezzling Tk27 lakh.
Barishal Divisional Special Judge Mohsinul Haque gave the order on Monday in the presence of all the convicts.
And the court fined Kamal, also BNP leader, and Zakir Hossain, a contractor, Tk1 crore each.
Kamal’s lawyer Advocate Mujibur Rahman Nantu said, “Justice was not served.”
When asked about the allegation, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) lawyer Advocate Masudul Haque Khan declined to comment.
On October 11, 2002, ACC Deputy Director Md Abdul Baset filed a case against the five convicts.