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Former MP Awal remanded in extortion case

Awal was arrested on May 20 in connection with Shahinuddin murder in Pallabi

Update : 02 Jun 2021, 09:50 PM

MA Awal, ex-MP of Lakshmipur-1 constituency, was placed on a two-day remand on Wednesday in an extortion case.

Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Md Hasibul Haque passed the order when the investigating officer of the case, Anoy Chandra Paul, sought a five-day remand after producing Awal before the court.

Major (retd) Mostofa Kamal filed the extortion case against Awal last month.

The former MP was arrested by Rapid Action Battalion on May 20 in another case over the killing of trader Shahinuddin in Dhaka's Pallabi area.

Also Read: Ex-MP Awal, 2 others held in Shahinuddin murder case

RAB claimed the former MP to be the mastermind behind the murder.

On May 16, Shahinuddin was called up on his mobile phone and asked to go to Mirpur Section-12 on the pretext of resolving a land dispute.

When the victim reached the area around 4pm that day, assailants attacked him before hacking him to death with sharp weapons in front of his seven-year-old son.

A murder case was filed with Pallabi Police Station on May 17 against several people, including former MP MA Awal.

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