Salim remanded in narcotics case
A Dhaka court yesterday placed online gambling ringleader Salim Prodhan and his two associates on four-day remand each, in connection with a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.
The other accused are Salim’s assistant Md Akhtaruzzaman and staffer Md Roman.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mainul Islam passed the order after Inspector of Gulshan Police Station Aminul islam, investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court with seven-day remand prayer for each.
The IO in his forwarding report said the accused needed to be remanded to find out vital clues about the incidents and addresses of others responsible for committing such offences.
Opposing the remand prayer, the defence told the court that their clients were implicated in the case as part of a conspiracy to harass them, adding that their client should be granted bail after rejecting the remand prayer.
Earlier in the day, the three were shown arrested in the case after the IO appealed to the court to do so.
Salim was picked up from Hazrat Shahjalal Airport on September 30. Based on information given by Salim, law enforcers conducted raids at his office and residence in Gulshan and Banani for nearly 20 hours.
During the raid, law enforcers seized around Tk 29 lakh in cash, foreign currencies of 23 countries amounting to Tk 77.63 lakh, 32 cheque books of three banks, five electronic transaction cards, two pieces of spotted deer hide and 48 bottles of foreign liquor.
One network server, four laptops and a desktop computer used for the gambling operations were also seized during the raids.
Md Akhtaruzzaman, who was in-charge of the gambling site, and Md Roman were also arrested.
Later on October 2, two cases -- one for possessing liquor and another for laundering money -- were filed with Gulshan Police Station. Salim and two others were made accused in the drug case while Salim and seven others were accused in the money laundering case.
In the money laundering case, three accused are Korean nationals.
Meanwhile, Executive Magistrate Md Sarwoer Alam sentenced Salim, Akhtaruzzaman and Roman to six years’ imprisonment for keeping spotted deer hide in their possession.
ALCOHOL SOLD AT MOHAMMEDAN club ON LOKMAN’S DIRECTIVE
Police yesterday told a Dhaka court that foreign liquor was sold to Mohammedan Sporting Club as per directive of its director in-charge M Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan.
Investigation officer of the case Sub-inspector Mohammad Kamrul Islam of Tejgaon Police Station, made the comment while producing Lokman before a Dhaka court yesterday with a five-day fresh remand prayer.
After the hearing, the court placed Lokman on a two-day remand in a case filed for possessing narcotics at his Monipuripara residence.
Lokman was earlier remanded for four days in two phases.