Dhaka – A court on Friday allowed custodial interrogation of a leader of the ruling Awami League’s youth front for 10 more days in two criminal cases filed against him.
Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, the organizing secretary of the Jubo League who was arrested on September 18 for running a casino illegally in Dhaka, was placed for 10 more days of custodial interrogation, police officer Belayet Hossain said.
Bhuyan was arrested from his home in Gulshan on September 18 and subsequently accused in two cases – one under the Arms Act and the other under Drugs Act- was previously remanded in custody for seven days.
On the completion of the first round of interrogation, the investigators produced him before the court on Friday seeking more time for interrogation.
Judge Didarul Alam of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court granted 5 days’ remand in each of the cases. The court also instructed the authorities to carefully question him after the hearing.
The cases against Bhuiyan have been investigated by the Rapid Action Battalion, an elite force which busted the illegal casino businesses was being run in sporting clubs in downtown Dhaka. The battalion seized a number of casino equipment, illegally imported liquor and drugs from some of the clubs in a series of raids in the past week.