A Dhaka court on Monday placed driver of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Abdul Malek on a 14-day remand in two separate cases filed under the Arms and the Special Powers Acts.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahidul Islam passed the order after Rubel, a sub-inspector of Turag Police Station and also the investigation officer of the cases, produced him before it with a 14-day remand prayer.Earlier on Sunday, the elite force arrested Malek from Kamarpara area under Turag police station in Dhaka with a foreign made pistol, a magazine, five bullets, and counterfeit notes worth Tk1.50 lakh.
A third class employee, Malek accumulated wealth of crores of taka by resorting to illegal means, RAB said.
According to the primary investigation of the battalion, Malek was allegedly involved in trading illegal firearms and fake currencies, extortion and other criminal activities in Turag area.
During interrogation, Malek confessed that he embezzled a huge amount of money from common people by intimidating them with firearms, RAB said.