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Police seek 12-day remand for Helena

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Police submitted two separate petitions seeking a total of 12 days remand for interrogating businesswoman-turned-politician Helena Jahangir in two cases.

Court sources said the Gulshan and Pallabi police stations submitted the two remand petitions on Sunday with the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrates Court seeking the remand for Helena in the cases.

Md Yamin Kabir, an inspector (operation) of Pallabi Police Station and also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a prayer seeking on a seven-day remand in the case filed under the Telecommunications Act.

It was alleged that Helena operated ‘Joyjatra television’ without government approval and licence and was running its office illegally in Dhaka’s Mirpur area.

Beside, the police inspector (operation) Sheikh Shahanur Rahman, also investigation officer of the case, filed a petition seeking five days for Helena Jahangir in the case filed with Gulshan police station under the Narcotics Control Act.

The hearing on the remand petition will be held on completion of her ongoing three-day remand in another case filed with Gulshan Police Station under the Digital Security Act.

On Friday, a Dhaka court placed Helena on a three-day remand in the case filed under the Digital Security Act. The law enforcers arrested Helena Jahangir during a raid at her Gulshan residence in the capital on Thursday night.

During the raid, RAB seized huge quantity of imported liquor, casino game playing equipment, walkie-talkie, and knives from Helena Jahangir’s residence. After her arrest, RAB also conducted raid at her IPTV station and sealed it off.

Five cases were filed against Helena Jahangir under the Liquour and Narcotics Control Act, Wildlife Protection Act, Special Powers Act, Digital Security Act and Telecommunications Act.

Meanwhile, another case was filed against Helena Jahangir on Monday.

Abdur RahmanTuhin, Bhola correspondent of IP channel Joy Jatra TV, filed the case with Pallabi Police Station on charge of taking a handsome amount of money from him and not paying his 32-month salaries.

Parvez Islam, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station, confirmed it to the Daily Sun.