Kalabagan Krira Chakra Club president and Bangladesh Krishok League central leader Shafiqul Islam Firoz was remanded for ten days in two separate cases lodged over possessing illegal arms and narcotics on Saturday.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akter placed him on five-day remand in arms case and five-day remand in narcotics case as Dhanmandi police produced him before court and pleaded to put him on total 20-day remand in the two cases.Police in their initial report submitted before the court said Shafiqul Islam Firoz in the primary interrogation confessed to raising and running a safe haven for criminals in his club, threatening people with illegal arms and goons. He used to buy and sell drugs like Yaba tablets in the club also.
Earlier, on the same day, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the two cases against Feroz with Dhanmandi Police Station.
RAB took Shafiqul Alam Feroz into custody at around 1.30pm on September 20 and later in the evening raided Kalabagan Krira Chakra Club.
The elite crime busting agency members seized new type of Yaba tablets from him. The yellow color Yaba has no particular smell, making it a significant discovery for the agency.
A foreign made pistol was also recovered from the club along with three bullets. Coins, scorecards, which are usually used in a casino, were also recovered from club with 572 packets of playing cards.