'Golden Monir', who allegedly amassed wealth of over Tk 1,050 crore through various illegal means in the last 30 years, was placed on total nine-day fresh remand in three separate cases filed against him by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Moinul Islam granted total six-day remand for Monir in two cases (three-day in each case) filed under Arms and Special Power Act after police produced him before court with 10-day remand prayer on completion of his first phase remand.
However, since the subject matter of the two cases are same, Monir will have to serve three-day remand.
Meanwhile, Metropolitan Magistrate Mamun-ur-Rashid granted three-day remand for Monir in another case filed under Narcotic Control Act.
This remand order will be executed separately.
Earlier on November 21, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in a raid, detained Monir from his Badda residence.
Later in the day, RAB handed him over to Badda police and lodged three cases against him under the Narcotic Control Act, Arms and Special Power Act.
During the raid, RAB seized eight kilograms (around 600 bhoris) of gold ornaments, cash Tk 1.9 crore, foreign pistols, bullets, drugs and foreign currencies of 10 countries during the raid.
Moreover, the elite force also seized two unregistered luxurious vehicles, each worth around Tk 3 crore, from his house and three others from his car showroom 'Auto Car Selection'.
RAB said Monir owns more than 200 plots and flats in Dhaka and adjacent areas.
Monir Hossain, who started career as a salesman at a cloth store in the capital's Gausia Market in the 1990s, amassed the wealth of over Tk 1, 050 crore within 30 years through various illegal means including gold smuggling.
BDST: 1830 HRS, DEC 03, 2020