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Salim Prodhan placed on 4-day remand

  • Published at 01:03 pm October 3rd, 2019
RAB with Salim
File photo: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) standing around the foreign liquor they recovered from casino kingpin Salim Prodhan's house in Gulshan 2, on October 1, 2019 Collected

Salim was arrested from a Bangkok-bound Thai Airways flight on Monday

A Dhaka court has placed online casino kingpin Salim Prodhan on a four-day remand in a case filed under Narcotics Control Act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Moinul Islam passed the order on Thursday, after police produced him and two of his associates before the court with seven-day remand plea for each of them.

Salim's associates-- Md Aktaruzzaman and Md Roman-- were also placed on a four-day remand in the same case.

Gulshan police station Officer-in-Charge (operation) Md Aminul Islam, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, produced them before the court with remand pleas in the morning. 

Salim was arrested from a Bangkok-bound Thai Airways flight at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Monday. 

Later, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided his office cum residence in Gulshan and arrested Salim’s associates Aktaruzzaman, Md Roman, and Masum.

The elite force also recovered 48 bottles of foreign liquor, Tk2,905,000 in local currency, foreign currencies from 23 different countries, worth around Tk7,763,023, 12 passports, 32 cheque books of 13 banks, one large server used in game operating, four laptops and two pieces of deer hide.

On Tuesday, Salim and the trio were jailed for six months under the Wildlife Conservation Act by a mobile court.