Separate courts in Dhaka on Sunday placed ‘Golden Monir’ on an 18-day remand in three cases filed over the recovery of foreign currencies, firearms and liquor from his Badda residence.
Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Abu Bakar put him on a 7-day remand in each two cases filed under the Arms Act and the Special Powers Act.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Masudur Rahman placed Monir on a 4-day remand in another case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.
Earlier, the Investigation Officers sought a total of 21 days of remand in the three cases for interrogation.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) filed the cases against Monir after foreign currencies, firearms and liquor were recovered from his Badda residence on Saturday .He was arrested on the same day.
Rab handed over Monir known as ‘Golden Monir’ to Badda police.
Foreign currencies of 10 countries worth Tk 9 lakh, around 8kg gold, and cash Tk 1.9 crore were recovered from his possession during the overnight raid.
Monir, who was a salesman of a cloth shop in Gausia Market, has 200 plots in his name in Badda, Nikunja, Uttara and Keraniganj, and used a luxurious car worth Tk 3 crore, Rab said.
He was also a vicious hundi trader and land broker. Rab said they found his involvement in gold smuggling.
Monir’s amassed wealth has a value of approximately Tk 1,050 crore.
Source: United News of Bangladesh