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Salim Prodhan, 2 others placed on fresh remand

  • Published at 10:13 pm October 18th, 2019
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File photo: Police escort Salim Prodhan at Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court premises on Sunday, October 13, 2019 Focus Bangla

Salim was arrested for allegedly being involved with running an online casino business

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

Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder passed the order on Friday.

Salim's associates -- Md Aktaruzzaman and Md Roman -- were also remanded for three days each in the same case.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Harun-or-Rashid of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 1, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, sought five days' remand for Salim and his two associates to grill them under their custody. 

Defence counsels, however, submitted bail petitions with remand rejection prayers before the court for the three, but the court rejected the plea after the hearing.

SI Rakibul Hasan, general recording officer of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, confirmed the matter.

Rakibul said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) produced Salim along with his associates before the court on Friday after the end of a five-day remand in another case filed against them under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.

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The CID Inspector Shahidul Islam Khan, also the IO of the case, submitted his petition citing Salim and his two associates should be kept in prison for sake of the investigation, he said.

At the same time, RAB also sought for remand in the narcotics case, he added.

On October 13, Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury granted CID's plea to take the three under their custody for five-day interrogation. 

Earlier, on October 3, another Dhaka court had granted police four days to interrogate Salim, Aktaruzzaman and Roman in the narcotics case.

RAB filed the two cases against the trio with the Gulshan police station on October 2.

Salim Prodhan was arrested from a Bangkok-bound Thai Airways flight at the  Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on September 30, over his alleged involvement in running an online casino business.

Later that night, RAB raided his office and residence in Gulshan and arrested Salim's associates Aktaruzzaman, Roman, and Masum.

The elite force also recovered 48 bottles of foreign liquor, Tk2,905,000 in cash, 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 deer hides.

A RAB mobile court also sentenced Salim to six-month imprisonment for illegally keeping the deer hides.