4 'LGBT' youths remanded

4 ‘LGBT’ youths remanded


Dhaka – A court here on Saturday placed four suspected members of LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on a two-day remand each in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.Those remanded are Sirajul Islam, Arafat Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, and Mehedi Hasan.Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Fairuz Tasmim passed the order after sub-inspector of Keraniganj Model Police Station SM Mehedi Hasan produced 28  ‘LGBT’ youths before the court seeking a 10-day remand for 16 of them.Besides, the court ordered police to interrogate 12 others at jail gate.The court also rejected the bail petitions of all and sent 12 others to jail.  A team of Rab-10 raided Chhayanir Community Centre in Keraniganj on Thursday midnight and arrested the suspected 28 LGBT youths along with drugs, condoms and lubricant.Later, Habilder of the Rab-10 Abu Bakar Siddique filed the case with  Keraniganj Model Police Station.UNB news agency


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