Ward councillor Rajib placed on 14-day remand in two cases

Publish: 7:09 PM, October 21, 2019 | Update: 7:09:PM, October 21, 2019

DHAKA,  – A Dhaka court today placed ward councillor Tarekuzzaman Rajib on total 14-day remand in two cases lodged under narcotics and arms acts. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara placed the crooked councillor on seven-day remand in arms case and seven-day remand in narcotics case at around 12.15am.

Earlier the police produced the councillor of ward-33 of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) before court just before midnight and pleaded to
place him on total 20-day remand in the two cases.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Rajib from a flat in Basundhara Residential Area on late October 19. The elite crime busting
agency seized seven bottles of foreign liquor, a foreign-made pistol, a magazine with three bullets, Taka 33 thousand in cash and a passport from
that flat.

RAB later searched his Mohammadpur house and office but could not trace anything except a cheque of Taka five crore. They suspect that Rajib managed to shift all things which can relate him to his notorious activities.

RAB on late October 20 handed Rajib over to Bhatara Police Station, filing two cases against him.