Detained Mahmudur Rahman, acting editor of the recently closed daily Amar Desh, was shown arrested yesterday for defying an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) order asking him to submit his wealth statement.
Metropolitan Magistrate Konika Biswas of Dhaka passed the order in response to an appeal by ACC Deputy Director Nur Ahmad, also investigating officer of the case.
Earlier on Monday, the High Court granted bail to Mahmudur Rahman in criminal cases filed with different police stations on different dates.
The anti-graft watchdog on June 13 this year filed the first information report with the city's Gulshan police station against the former Board of Investment chairman, who has been in detention since June 2.
In the case statement, the ACC accused Mahmudur of committing punishable offence by not submitting his wealth report within the stipulated period after receiving its notice.
The commission served a notice to former energy adviser Mahmudur on April 19 asking him to submit wealth statement in seven days.
But he did not comply with the commission's order.
Tejgaon police filed the case on June 2 against Mahmudur and seven others for preventing the lawmen from discharging their duties after they entered the Amar Desh office at Karwan Bazar to arrest him.
On the day, police arrested him from the office following a fraud case filed by the daily's former publisher Hasmat Ali Hasu with Tejgaon police station.
Later, he was shown arrested in four other criminal cases and remanded for a total of 11 days.
The cases were filed on charges of obstructing police, his links with banned Hizb ut-Tahrir and sedition.