A Chattogram court on Sunday denied bail to former Teknaf Police Station officer-in-charge Pradeep Kumar Das in a graft case filed in connection with amassing wealth from unknown sources.
Chattogram Metropolitan senior special judge Sheikh Ashfakur Rahman passed the order, said Kazi Anwar Ahmmed Lablu, lawyer of Anti-Corruption Commission.
A petition was also filed to confiscate his property.
Earlier on September 14, the court ordered to show OC Pradeep arrested in the graft case.
On August 23, ACC filed the case against Pradeep and his wife for amassing wealth worth Tk 4 crore from unknown sources.
Mohammad Riaz Uddin, deputy director of ACC, filed the case with the integrated court of Chattogram Divisional ACC office.
ACC sources said the anti-graft watchdog’s investigation against OC Pradeep started in 2018.
On April 20 last year, Pradeep and his wife were asked to submit their wealth statement. They filed their statements in June that year.
After a long investigation, the ACC has reportedly found information that the couple acquired assets worth more than Tk 4 crore.
Pradeep is now in jail in a case filed over the murder of Major (retd) Rashed Md Sinha on July 31.
Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post on July 31. His elder sister Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous filed a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on August 5.
OC Pradeep surrendered the following day.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Sunday arrested an electrician for providing an illegal electric connection to Pashchim Talla Baitus Salat Mosque in Narayanganj where 33 people were killed in an AC blast.
The arrestee is Mobarak Hossain who worked at the mosque on regular basis.
He was arrested from Paschim Talla area, said Narayanganj CID Inspector Md Babul.
CID found an illegal electricity line at the mosque which was connected by Mobarak.
He was shown arrested in a case filed in connection with the blast.
Mobarak also confessed to his crime.
Earlier on Saturday, CID arrested eight suspended officials of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd over the blast.
A Narayanganj court placed them on a two-day remand.
Around 40 people were injured in the blast at Baitul Salam Jame Mosque in Fatullah after Isha prayer on September 4.
Of them, 37 were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in critical condition and 33 of them have so far succumbed to their injuries.
Sayestaganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mozammel Hossain and four policemen were attached to the district police lines for taking money from a man threatening to implicate him in a drugs case.
The other policemen are – Sub-Inspector Shawkat Ali, constables Nurul Islam, Jamshed and Nazmul Islam, Additional Superintendent of Habiganj Police Anwar Hossain said Sunday.
Two motorcyclists – Lutfur Rahman, manager of Best Buy Showroom of RFL, and one Sohrab – were stopped on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway when they were going to Alipur on September 14.
The accused policemen stopped them in the pretext of checking motorcycle documents.
Sohrab left for home to bring documents leaving his motorcycle and Lutfar in police custody. But he did not return.
Later, Lutfar was taken to the police station and demanded bribe threatening to implicate him in a Yaba case.
Police released him after he gave them Tk 28,000.
Later, Lutfar complained to Habiganj police chief Mohammad Ullah. An investigation body was formed to look into the allegation.
The police personnel were withdrawn and attached to the police lines on Saturday after the probe body found them guilty.
A Dhaka court on Sunday fixed September 28 to deliver verdict against Regent Group Chairman Shahed Karim in an arms case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate KM Imrul Kayes fixed the date.
On September 17, the prosecution completed arguments and sought maximum penalty for Shahed in the case.
The tribunal recorded statements of 11 prosecution witnesses.
On September 16, Shahed claimed himself to be completely innocent before the court.
Rab members arrested him from a bordering area of Satkhira on July 15. They also recovered a firearm, some bullets and foreign currencies from his possession.
Law enforcers raided Mirpur and Uttara branches of Regent Hospital on July 6 on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and charging the admitted patients exorbitant fees.
The Regent Group head office and both hospitals were sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports.
The High Court on Sunday granted a six-month bail to suspended Chattogram jailer Sohel Rana in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel granted the bail after hearing a petition.
Advocate Nahid Sultana stood for Sohel while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the ACC and state respectively.
On October 27, 2018, Sohel was arrested from Bijoy Express train when he was travelling to his hometown in Mymensingh from Chattogram.
Searching Sohel's bag, police recovered fixed deposit receipts (FDRs) worth around Tk 2.5 crore, Tk 44.43 lakh in cash and 12 bottles of Phensedyl.
Police later filed a case at Bhairab Railway Police Station under the Narcotics Control Act while the ACC filed another case under the Money Laundering Act.
On July 23, a subordinate court rejected his bail petition in the ACC case.
On September 12, Sohel filed a petition before the High Court seeking bail.