Three cops remanded
A Dhaka court yesterday placed three policemen on a three-day remand each in a case filed for embezzling 165 gold bars that were seized in the capital's Rampura in March.
The accused are Sub-inspector Manjurul Islam and constables Wahiduzzaman and Akash Chowdhury of Rampura Police Station.
The court passed the order after Jatan Kumar Roy, deputy director of Anti-Corruption Commission and investigation officer of the case, produced them before it with a three-day remand prayer.
The IO told the court that the three along with two of their sources were involved in the embezzlement. So they needed to be remanded for gathering more information, Jatan added.
Detective Branch of police on April 9 filed the case with Rampura police against the three policemen and their sources Sajib Shikder and Mahfuz Alam Rony.
On March 31, detectives arrested the three cops and Rony and recovered 149 gold bars after raiding the arrestees' and their relatives' houses. Sajib is on the run and at least 16 gold bars are still missing. On March 13, chased by police, smugglers abandoned 235 gold bars in a car in Banasree. But Rampura police recorded seizure of only 70 gold bars.