80-day remand sought for journalists’ union leader

Shaukat Mahmud

Shaukat Mahmud is seen under treatment as he was suffering from severe health complexities since his arrest.

Police sought an 80-day remand for BNP chairperson’s adviser and journalists’ union leader Shaukat Mahmood in eight cases in regard to violence, UNB reports.

Investigation officers (IOs) of the cases on Sunday filed separate petitions with the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahriar Mahmud Adnan seeking a 10-day remand in each case after showing him arrested in the cases, general recording officer (GRO) of the CMM court Aminur Rahman said.

The court fixed Monday for hearing the remand petitions, he said.

The cases — five with Paltan police station and three with Motijheel Police Station — were filed against Shawkat Mahmud on charge of vandalising and torching vehicles in January this year during hartal and blockade programmes enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

Earlier, on Saturday, a court sent Shaukat Mahmood to jail on the expiry of his three-day remand in an arson case filed with the city’s Ramna police station.

On 19 August, the court placed Shaukat Mahmood on a three-day remand after his arrest from in front of Samurai Convention Centre in the city’s Panthapath area on 18 August.

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