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Mohammedan Sporting Club Director Lokman placed on 2-day remand

  • Published at 04:19 pm September 27th, 2019
Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan - collected
File photo of Mohammedan Sporting Club Director-in-Charge Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan Collected

He was taken into RAB custody for keeping illegal foreign liquor in his home without any permit

A Dhaka court has placed Md Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, director in-charge of Mohammedan Sporting Club, on a two-day remand.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sharafuzzaman Ansari passed the order after rejecting Lokman’s bail petition on Friday.

On Thursday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the house of Lokman, also a director of Bangladesh Cricket Board, in Monipuripara area of Tejgaon and detained him.

He was taken into RAB custody for keeping illegal foreign liquor in his home without any permit.

After the detention, the elite force said they found the source of illegal money transaction between Lokman Hossain, and Jubo League leader AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed

On the same day, RAB handed Lokman over to Tejgaon police station and filed a case against him under the Narcotics Control Act.

The raid at Lokman's residence came three days after another drive that shut down illegal gambling operations inside Mohammedan Sporting Club in Motijheel on Sunday.

During that raid, police had seized two roulette tables, and nine betting boards from the sports organization. They also found 12 walkie-talkies, knives, and money counting machines.

Since September 18, RAB and police have raided different clubs across Bangladesh, busting illegal casinos. A number of people, including Jubo league leaders, were detained in these raids.