Councillor Monju sent to jail
A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) councillor Moynul Haque Monju to jail after end of his 10-day remand in two cases filed for possessing illegal arms and narcotics.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate passed the order as police produced Monju before court and investigation officer pleaded to keep him behind bars for the sake of proper investigation.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mandal on November 1 placed DSCC's ward-39 councillor Monju on five-day remand in arms case and another five-day in narcotics case.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-3 detained Monju from his Tikatoli office on October 31 and recovered two illegal arms and drugs from there. Later RAB-3 handed him over to Wari Police Station and the elite force's nayek subadar Ibrahim Hossain lodged two cases against him.
RAB-3 commanding officer (CO) Lt Col Shafee Bulbul at an initial briefing said Monju amassed a huge wealth through extortion and other illegal means and used to send the money to his family in the USA through hundi.