Doctor Ishrat, associate on six-day remand in narcotics, fraudulence cases
A Dhaka court placed physician Ishrat Rafique Ishita and her associate Shohidul Islam Dinar on six-day remand each in two separate cases filed against them for possessing narcotics and scamming people with forged certificates of recognition.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam passed the orders after two sub-inspectors of Shah Ali Police Station -- also the investigation officers of the cases -- produced the two accused before his court with a five-day remand prayer in each case.
In the remand prayers, the investigators stated the two had narcotics at their Shah Ali residence, cheated people with forged certificates of recognition, and trained physicians to treat Covid-19 without authorisation. Remand is required to gather information from them about others responsible for committing such offences.
On the other hand, the defence lawyers submitted two separate petitions, seeking bail along with the cancellation of the remand prayers, saying that their clients were implicated in the cases as part of a conspiracy to harass them.
Upon hearing both sides, the magistrate turned down the defence pleas and placed them on remand in the cases.
On Sunday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested them from the Shah Ali area and seized 300 pieces of yaba tablets, foreign liquor, and forged documents from their possessions.
Later, two cases -- one for possessing narcotics and the other for fraudulent activities -- were filed against them with Shah Ali Police Station.