Nusrat Shahreen Raka, sister of controversial expatriate journalist Kanak Sarwar, was placed on a five-day remand on Wednesday in connection with two cases filed under Digital Security Act and Narcotics Control Act.
Two judges of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court granted the remand in separate orders On Wednesday.
Badrul Millat, a Sub Inspector (SI) Uttara West Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, produced Raka before the court with a seven-day remand prayer in the case under the Digital Security Act.
On behalf of the state, Dhaka Metropolitan Public Prosecutor Abdullah Abu placed the remand application. Defence, however, submitted a petition seeking bail along with cancellation of the remand prayer.
After hearing both the sides, Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Bakar Siddique rejected the defence pleas and placed her on three-day remand for quizzing.
Two-day remand in the Narcotics Control Act case
The same investigating officer applied for a seven-day remand of Nusrat Shahreen Raka in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act of Uttara West Police Station. On behalf of the accused, defence lawyer submitted a petition seeking bail along with cancellation of the remand prayer.
Nusrat Shahreen Raka, 38, sister of controversial expatriate journalist Kanak Sarwar, was arrested in Uttara area of Dhaka early Tuesday on charges of spreading anti-state propaganda.
RAB members seized a mobile phone set with anti-state contents, a passport, and some Ice or Crystal Meth, an illegal drug, from her possession during the arrest.
Later, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has filed two cases against Raka under the Digital Security Act and Narcotics Act.