A Dhaka court yesterday allowed police to interrogate actor and model Kalyan Corraya at the jail gate for three days in connection with a case filed over a hit-and-run incident that injured the chief photojournalist of daily Prothom Alo on Monday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mazharul Haque passed the order after rejecting remand and bail petitions.
Earlier in the day, Kalabagan police sought a three-day remand for Kalyan. They arrested him on Tuesday in connection with the case filed with Kalabagan Police Station.
Sub-inspector of the police station Faruk Khan, who is also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the remand prayer.
Photojournalist Zia Islam suffered severe injuries when a speedy car hit his motorcycle from behind in front of Bashundhara City in Panthapath area on Monday night.
Zia was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and shifted to Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday afternoon. He underwent a major surgery on that day and was kept under observation for 48 hours.
Quoting doctors at the hospital, a senior correspondent of Prothom Alo yesterday said Zia's condition was stable and one of his eyes was "responding". Temperature of his body and blood pressure were normal.
During yesterday's court hearing, Kalyan's lawyer Mohammad Faruk said his client's car collided with a truck around 12:30am Tuesday in Farmgate area, injuring his friend. Kalyan with his friend went to the DMCH. He was not involved in hitting Zia by his car.
At that time, plaintiff's lawyer Asharf-ul-Alam said Kalyan did not submit any evidence before the court that he had an accident or became a victim of an accident in Farmgate area. The question is why did he go to the ICU of DMCH on that night?
He even failed to submit any evidence that he went to visit any of his friends at the hospital on that night. To know those things, it is needed to take Kalyan on remand, the lawyer said.
The court also scrutinised treatment-related documents of the complainant and said it was proved that the accused had gone to the incident place.