A Dhaka court yesterday set January 2 for the hearing on a 10-day remand prayer sought for quizzing ward Councillor Tarequzzaman Rajib on a case filed over amassing wealth illegally.
The ACC filed the case against Rajib, councillor of ward-33 of Dhaka North City Corporation, on November 6.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge’s Court of Dhaka passed the order after ACC Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury and the investigation officer submitted the remand prayer.
The same date was fixed for the hearing on a bail petition submitted by Rajib’s lawyer.
According to the case statement, Rajib owns a plot in Katasur of Mohammadpur worth about Tk 60 lakh. He also has moveable properties worth Tk 12.14 crore and eight cars worth around Tk 1.19 crore.
Rajib illegally accumulated the wealth in only nine years, the enquiry officer found.
Rab arrested Rajib on October 19 from the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area on charges of his involvement in extortion and land grabbing. An illegal pistol, three bullets, seven bottles of foreign liquor, and Tk 33,000 in cash was recovered during the drive.
Later, two cases—one under the Arms Act and the other under the Narcotics Control Act—were filed with Bhatara Police Station.