Two associates of Piyasha placed on remand
A Dhaka court today placed Shariful Hasan alias Mishu Hasan and Masudul Hasan alias Jisan, associates of model and former TV presenter Faria Mahbub Piyasha, on different terms of remand in five cases filed under different acts.
Mishu was placed on a nine-day remand following a 27-day remand prayer in three cases filed with Bhatara Police Station under the Arms Act, Narcotics Control Act and Pornography Act.
While Jisan was placed on a seven-day remand against a 27-day remand prayer in three cases filed with Bhatara and Khilkhet Police stations under the Narcotics Control Act, Special Powers Act and Pornography Act.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mamunur Rashid passed the orders after five investigating officers of the cases, submitted separate remand prayers.
In the prayers, the investigators said the arrestees used to organise events for narcotics consumption at flats in different posh areas including Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara.
They also arranged parties where models participated and the accused used to take "compromising" photos of their clients, mostly from rich families. They later extorted money from them by blackmailing. That is why they need to be remanded to know about others who participated in those parties, the investigators added.
Defence for the two accused, submitted separate petitions seeking bail along with cancellation of the prayers saying that their clients were implicated in the cases to harass them.
After hearing both sides, the magistrate rejected the defence pleas and placed them on remand.
Earlier on August 3, Rapid Action Battalion arrested Mishu and Jisan during a drive from the city's Basundhara Residential area.
Detectives on August 1, arrested Piyasha from her Baridhara residence. Later she was placed on a three remand in a narcotics case.
Later Rab recovered a firearm, 1,600 pieces of yaba pills, a luxury Ferrari car, fake Indian currency and some pornography CDs from the arrestees' possession.
Following the incidents, Rab filed five cases against them of which four were filed with Bhatara and one was filed with Khilkhet Police station.