A court here on Monday placed Abdul Malek alias Badal, a driver of transport pool under the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on a seven-day remand each in two cases filed agaisnt him over recovery of illegal arms and fake notes.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohamamd Shahidul Islam passed the order after rejecting his bail petition.
Advocate GM Mizanur Rahman filed a petition for Malek’s bail in two cases before the court.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Abdul Malek, 63, from Turag thana area for his alleged involvement in extortion and running illegal firearms trade early Sunday.
One foreign made pistol, one magazine, five rounds of bullets, fake currency worth around Tk1.50 lakh, one laptop and one mobile phone were recovered from his possession.
Malek is reportedly the owner of two seven-story buildings, a 12 decimal plot.
Besides, the work on a 10-storey building in Hatirpool area, owned by Malek, is underway.
He was allegedly involved in many illegal activities and made huge wealth by transferring employees of different departments through lobbying.
The High Court on Monday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why directives should not be given to the authorities concerned to free the 83 Bangladeshi workers who returned from Vietnam and Qatar recently.
The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam issued the rule after hearing a writ petition seeking release of the Bangladeshi workers.
Secretaries to the Foreign Ministry, Home Ministry, Law Ministry, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Inspector General of Prison and officer-in-charge of Turag Police Station have been made respondents to the rule which is returnable in two weeks.
Advocate Salahuddin Regan filed a writ petition with the High court seeking directives to free the 83 Bangladeshi workers.
Officer-in-charge of Turag Police Station Nurul Mottakin said two among them returned from Qatar while the rest from Vietnam.
The Bangladeshi workers, who returned from Vietnam and Qatar ,completed their 14-day quarantine in Uttara in the capital and then they were sent to jail by a Dhaka court on September 1 on charge of their involvement in criminal offences in foreign countries.
The workers were deported on August 18 last following their imprisonment in Qatar and Vietnam for their involvement in criminal activities, he said.
They were shown arrested in criminal case as they got involved in many criminal activities while staying in Vietnam and Qatar, said the OC.
“No specific charges have been found against the Bangladeshi workers and they returned home after getting mercy from the governments of those countries. So keep them in prison is illegal and that’s why the petition has been filed,” advocate Salahuddin said.
A Narayanganj Court on Monday granted bail to eight suspended officials of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd in a case over the blasts at a mosque in Nayaranganj that left 33 people dead.
Narayanganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Aftabuzzaman passed the order when police produced them before the court on completion of their two-day remand, said court police inspector Asaduzzaman.
Those who secured bail are- Fatullah zonal office manager engineer Mohammad Sirajul Islam, deputy manager Mahmudur Rahman Rabbi, assistant engineer SM Hasan Shahriar, assistant engineer Manik Mia, senior supervisor Md Manibur Rahman, senior development officer Md Aiyub Ali, helper Md Hanif Mia and Md Ismail Prothan.
On September 19, the court placed them on a two-day remand over the mosque blast case.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the suspended officials.
Around 40 people were injured in the blasts at Baitul Salam Jame Mosque in Fatullah after Isha prayer on September 4.
Of them, 37 were taken to the Dhaka hospital in critical condition and 33 of them have died so far.
The Appellate Division upheld a High Court order granting anticipatory bail to bdnews24.com Editor-in-Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) accusing the journalist of amassing wealth illegally.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Imman Ali passed the order on Monday after hearing the petition filed by ACC against the bail order.
On August 6, The High Court granted anticipatory bail to Khalidi.
ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anowar filed the case on July 30 this year.
According to the case statement, Khalidi has got Tk 42 crore in different bank accounts which have no legal source.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a driver of Paribahan pool under Directorate General of Health Services from Turag area in the city early Sunday.
The Rab claimed Abdul Malek alias Driver Malek, 63, was arrested for extortion and running illegal firearms trade in Turag thana area.
Based on secret information, an operational team of the Rab-1 battalion conducted a raid at a 7-storey building of Bamunertek at Kamarpara under Turagh police station at around 3:10 am and arrested Driver Malek, said Media officer of the battalion Md Morshedul Hasan.
One foreign made pistol, one magazine, five rounds of bullets, fake currency worth around Tk1.50 lakh, one laptop and one mobile phone were recovered from his possession, he said.