Ctg shrine loot: Remand prayer for Zulfiqar rejected
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2012 | No Comments
A Chittagong court rejected a seven-day remand prayer for Lt Col (sacked) Zulfiqar Ali Majumder, former commanding officer of Rab-7, on Thursday in a case filed against him for his link in robbing Tk 2.07 crore from a Chittagong shrine.
The court however allowed the law enforcers to interrogate Zulfiqar inside the jail for 10 consecutive days.
Judicial Magistrate Masud Parvez said Abdus Samad, inspector (investigation) of Anwara Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, can start the interrogation from any day he wants.
The IO can take five policemen of his choice with him during the interrogation, if he needs, the court said.
The judge asked the IO to submit a report before the court in next 30 days from Thursday, the court added.
The court also asked police to refrain from any kind of torture on the accused during the interrogation.
Earlier on May 3, Zulfiqar was picked up from one of his relatives' house on Daktarer Goli in the capital's Moghbazar area for his alleged involvement in the robbing six months ago. He was sent to jail on the following day.
Plainclothes members of Rapid Action Battalion-7 on November 4 last year entered the Talsara Darbar Sharif in Anwara upazila and kept Pir (religious leader) Ahammed Safa Shah confined to a room at gunpoint, according to the case statement.
The law enforcers broke three cupboards open and looted Tk 2.07 crore kept in six travel bags.
Four months later, driver of the shrine Idris Ali filed the case accusing 10 Rab men including Zulfiqar and two of their informants.