Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court placed Miah Nuruddin Ahmad Apu, a former aide to BNP acting chief Tarique Rahman, on a five-day remand in a case filed over the seizure of Tk 8 crore from Motijheel in Dhaka before the general elections.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sharifuzzaman Ansari passed the order after rejecting his bail petition on Thursday.
Earlier, Inspector of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police Ashraful Islam, also the investigation officer of the case, produced Apu before the court, seeking a 10-day remand prayer.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Apu, who contested for the Shariatpur-3 seat in the December 30 general election as a BNP candidate but lost, at the United Hospital in the capital on January 4 (Friday).
Apu was hospitalised after being injured in clashes in Shariatpur during campaign on December 24.
RAB officials confiscated Tk 80 million in cash and Tk 100 million in cheques from export-import firm and contractor United Corporations at Motijheel in the capital on December 25. They also arrested its Managing Director AM Ali Haider alias Nafiz and Office Assistant Alamgir Hossain.
After finding Apu’s posters at the United Corporations, the elite police unit raided his Amena Enterprise at Gulshan and arrested its General Manager Joynal Abedin.
Today, all the trio were placed on a five-day remand in a case started over money laundering and antiterrorism charges.
Among the accused, Joynal had close links to the ‘Hawa Bhaban’, a building at Banani that had been the centre of power during the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami government.
risingbd/Dhaka/Jan 10, 2019/Mamun Khan/AI