DHAKA: A Dhaka court sent Ward Councillor Habibur Rahman Mizan to jail after seven-day remand in a case lodged over Money- Laundering Prevention Act.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofajjal Hossen on Sunday (October 20) gave the order as Investigation officer and CID inspector Giasuddin produced Mizan before the court pleading to send him to jail.
October 12, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nivana Khayer Jessy placed Mizan 7-day remand.
Rapid Action Battalion, being the plaintiff, filed two cases against him, one with Mohammadpur police station while another with Sreemangal police station on October 12.
Lieutenant Colonel Ashik Billah, commander of RAB-1, told Banglanews: “One case under Arms Control Act with Sreemangal police station and another under Money-Laundering Prevention Act with Mohammadpur police station were filed.”
Habibur Rahman Mizan, councilor of ward no. 32 of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), was detained from Sreemangal on Friday (Oct 11) while he was about to flee to India.
RAB seized cheques of Taka 6.77 crores, FDR worth Taka one crore, arms and ammunition from DNCC councilor Habibur Rahman Mizan alias Pagla Mizan’s Mohammadpur residence in the capital on Friday (October 11).
RAB’s executive magistrate Sarwar Alam said a foreign pistol, four rounds of bullets and cash Taka two lakhs were also seized.
RAB also seized documents of Taka 68 lakhs withdrawn from the account.
Pagla Mizan used to steal manhole cover after assuming the office. He was kwon as Pagla Mizan before for his alleged involvement in running illegal casino business came to light.
It was known that he was involved in tendering, extortion, illegal land occupation and controller of illegal electricity and gas businesses at Bihari camp in Mohammadpur of the capital.
He incited residents of Bihari camp to clash with police recently.
BDST: 2051 HRS, OCT 20, 2019