Alexa Councillor Rajib placed on 14-day remand

Dhaka, Tuesday   12 November 2019


Councillor Rajib placed on 14-day remand

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:01 AM, 21 October 2019   Updated: 06:03 PM, 21 October 2019

A Dhaka court on Sunday night placed Tarekuzzaman Rajib, a ward councillor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), on total 14-day remand in two cases lodged under narcotics and arms acts. 

Police produced the councillor of ward-33 of DNCC before the court just before midnight and pleaded to place him on total 20-day remand - 10-day for the case filed under Firearms Act and another 10-day for the case under Narcotics Control Act. 

After the hearing, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara placed the crooked councillor on a seven-day remand in arms case and seven-day remand in narcotics case at around 12:15 am. 

Earlier on Sunday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) handed Rajib over to Bhatara Police Station, filing two cases against him.

On late October 19, members of RAB arrested Rajib from a flat in Basundhara Residential Area. The elite crime-busting agency seized seven bottles of foreign liquor, a foreign-made pistol, a magazine with three bullets, Tk 33,000 in cash and a passport from
that flat. Later on the same night, RAB searched his Mohammadpur house and office but could not trace anything except a cheque of Tk 5 crore.