Helena Jahangir placed on 3-day remand...

Dhaka, Friday   24 September 2021

Helena Jahangir placed on 3-day remand

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:03 PM, 30 July 2021   Updated: 09:18 PM, 30 July 2021

Helena Jahangir placed on 3-day remand

Helena Jahangir placed on 3-day remand

A Dhaka court today granted three-day remand to businesswoman Helena Jahangir in a case filed under the Digital Security Act at Gulshan Police Station in the capital. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury's court passed the verdict on Friday. 

This information has been known from the General Registration (GR) branch of the concerned court.

Earlier, Helena Jahangir was produced before the court with 20 days in two cases under the Digital Security Act and the Special Powers Act. After hearing the court granted her three days remand.

Helena Jahangir was arrested by RAB at about 12:15am today (Friday) after four hours of raid into her Gulshan residence by RAB from 8:00 pm on Thursday that continued till 12:15am. Then she was picked up on a jeep to RAB Headquarters at Uttara in Dhaka for interrogation.

During the raid, RAB seized huge quantity of imported liquor, casino game playing equipment, walkie-talkie, and knives from Helena Jahangir's residence.

At a press conference held at RAB Headquarters on Friday afternoon, it was told that five cases would be filed against Helena Jahangir.

Khondker Al Moyeen, Director of the Legal and Mass Media Department of RAB, stated it while addressing the press conference.

He said the cases would be filed against Helena Jahangir under the Liquor and Narcotics Control Act, Wildlife Protection Act, Special Powers Act, Digital Security Act and Telecommunications Act.

Besides, RAB raided at Joyjatra IP Television office of Helena Jahangir at Mirpur Section-11 and seized various equipment from there.

Recently, Awami League relieved Helena Jahangir from the party's Women Affairs sub-committee due to her recent anti-organizational activities that had spread on  Facebook.

A day after her relieving from the sub-committee, Helena Jahangir appeared on Facebook live and burst into tears. She also denied all the allegations brought against her.

Helena Jahangir, a director of the FBCCI, came under strong criticism following her announcement through Facebook to make leaders. She announced to appoint presidents and general secretaries at upazila, district and abroad under the banner of an organization called "Bangladesh Awami Chakurijibi League."

Helena Jahangir, also the founder and CEO of Joyjatra Television, became a member of Awami League's Women Affairs sub-committee on January 17 this year. Earlier in December 2020, she became Cumilla North District Awami League's advisory committee member. She collected the party nomination form in late Abdul Matin Khasru's seat following his death, but did not receive the party nomination.