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Shafik Rehman put on 5-day remand

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Dhaka – Hours after his arrest, a court here on Saturday placed journalist Shafik Rehman, former editor of Bangla daily Jaijaidin, on a five-day remand in a case filed with Paltan  police Station.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Mazharul Islam passed the order after assistant police super of Detective Branch (DB) Hasan Arafat, also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-day remand for interrogation, unb news agency reported. The court also rejected the bail plea filed by Rehman’s lawyer Sanaullah Miah.Earlier, a team of plainclothes policemen entered the house of Shafik, also an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, at Eskaton Garden in the city around 8am introducing themselves as journalists of Boishakhi TV channel, said Dr Shawkhat Hossain Sayantho, a close associate of Rehman.
Later, they picked him up posing as members of the Detective Branch of police, added Sayantho.
Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Maruf Hossain Sarder said Rehman was arrested by DB police in connection with a case filed with Paltan Police Station.
Meanwhile, Shafik Rehman, in his early 80s, was shown arrested in a Criminal conspiracy case filed with Paltan Police Station on August 03, 2015, said DB inspector Md Fazlur Rahman.
After filing the case it was transferred to DB for investigation and Fazlur Rahman was made investigation officer of the case.
BNP denounced the arrest of senior journalist Shafik Rehman saying it is the latest example of suppressing divergent views by the government.
Demanding immediate release of Shafik Rehman, Fakhrul urged the government to ensure people’s right of expression and free thinking.

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