Narcotics, Fraud Cases: Ishrat, associate on six-day remand
A Dhaka court yesterday placed physician Ishrat Rafique Ishita and her associate Shohidul Islam Dinar on six-day remand each in two cases filed against them for possessing narcotics and scamming people with forged certificates.
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 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.
They should be remanded to gather information about others responsible of committing such offences, they added.
On the other hand, the defence lawyers submitted two petitions, seeking bail and cancellation of the remand prayers, saying that their clients were implicated in the cases as part of a conspiracy to harass them.
The magistrate turned down the defence pleas.
On Sunday, Rapid Action Battalion arrested the two from 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.