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12:00 AM, February 05, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 05, 2008

Extortion Case

Former BNP lawmaker Milon on 2-day remand

A Dhaka court yesterday placed detained former BNP lawmaker AKM Fazlul Haq Milon on a two-day remand for interrogation in connection with a Tk 5.5 lakh extortion case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Al-Mamun passed the order after Sub-Inspector (SI) Azharul Islam Kabir of Shahbagh police produced Milon before the court with a seven-day remand prayer for interrogation.
In his prayer, Kabir who is also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, said Milon is directly involved in the extortion and he needs to be remanded for finding out vital clues about the incident and to know the whereabouts of his accomplices involved in extorting, the IO said.
Opposing the remand prayer, defence lawyers submitted a bail petition along with cancellation of the remand prayer saying that their client was falsely implicated in the case. Milon was a prominent student leader and could never indulge in extortion.
After the hearing, the court rejected the bail prayer and placed him on a two-day remand for interrogation.
According to the prosecution, Shamsul Huda, managing director of SIAM Bangla Industries Ltd, said Milon had visited the industry at Khalapara under Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur district and introduced him as MP of the area. But he did not mention any date of the incident. He asked the factory owner to pay Tk 2 lakh every month as tolls threatening to disrupt operation of the factory.
The complainant gave Tk 50,000 every month and the payment was made on different dates from September 9, 2003 to February 12, 2006 through 11 cheques of Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd at Banani branch, the prosecution added.
Following the incident, the complainant filed the case against Milon with Shahbagh police on January 23 this year.

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