A case has been filed against the former police official and his associates under the Narcotics Control Act
The Sylhet police sub-inspector (SI) – who was again arrested with yaba pills and cash recently after being fired over child prostitution and narcotics charges in 2019 – has been sent to jail.
The former APBn officer Rokon Uddin Bhuiyan, 42, Rima Begum, 42 – a woman pretending to be his wife – along with Jasim Uddin, 24, Fahim Shahriar, 41, and Farid Ahmed, 45, were held during a drive in the Chandrima Residential Area in Subid Bazar of Sylhet city on Monday.
Police seized 185 yaba pills and Tk82,300 in cash from their possession.
A case has already been filed by Sylhet Kotwali Model police station SI Foyez Uddin under the Narcotics Control Act against the suspects, confirmed to Sylhet Kotwali Model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) SM Abu Farhad on Tuesday.
He said: “The court has sent Rokon to jail following a case filed against him and his associates.
“We are investigating the matter thoroughly. We will plea for remand to interrogate Rokon to find out who else is involved with him in drug trading.”
Earlier on January 27, 2019, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) had arrested Rokon and Rima on charges of forcing children into prostitution.
The elite force personnel made the arrest in Dariapara of Sylhet and rescued two young girls aged 12 and 13 the couple had held captive.
RAB 9 Additional Superintendent of Police (Media) Md Moniruzzaman told reporters: “Acting on a tip-off, RAB raided the flat Rokon was occupying. Realizing that we were there, Rokon and Rima tried to make a getaway.
“However, we succeeded in detaining them. We rescued two children and recovered 600 yaba pills from the spot.”