Possession of 2 NID cards: Sabrina placed on 2-day remand
A Dhaka court today placed JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury on a two-day remand in a case filed against her on charges of possessing two National ID cards with fake information.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain passed the order after Md Mominul Islam, a sub-inspector of Badda Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced her before his court with a five-day remand prayer.
In the remand prayer, the IO said the accused had committed an offence by possessing two National ID cards. So, she needs to be remanded to gather more information on it, the IO added.
Defence, however, submitted a petition, seeking bail along with cancellation of the remand prayer.
After hearing both sides, the magistrate rejected her bail petition and issued the remand order.
On August 30, Gulshan Thana Election Officer Abdul Momin Mia filed the case against Sabrina with Badda Police Station.
According to the case statement and EC's NID division, detained Sabrina who is involved in Covid-19 test report forgery, became a voter for the first time in 2009.
At that time, she used her current and permanent address in Mohammadpur. She mentioned December 2, 1978 as her date of birth.
She enlisted her husband's name to be 'Haque' and educational qualification as post-graduation.
But in her second NID issued in 2016, she mentioned her permanent and current address in Badda and her husband's name as 'Ariful Chowdhury'. In that ID, she used December 2, 1983 as her date of birth.
She also changed her mother's name, as well as educational qualifications, declaring herself to be a graduate.
According to Voter Talika Ain 2009, acquiring dual NID is a punishable offence. The minimum punishment is two years' jail or fine, or both.
Sabrina and her husband Ariful Haque Chowdhuy are also accused in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 reports.
Recently, ACC began an inquiry against their wealth. During the process, ACC Deputy Director Selina Akhter Moni found that Sabrina has dual NIDs.
The EC has already blocked one NID issued under Sabrina's name.