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Vol. 4 Num 242 Thu. January 29, 2004  
   
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AAG's house robbery
Sons of ward commissioner, ex-cop remanded


Two youths arrested on charge of robbing an additional attorney general (AAG)'s house in the city's Dhanmondi area Tuesday were placed on a seven-day remand in two separate cases yesterday.

They are Imran Chowdhury, son of Harun Chowdhury, commissioner of ward no. 48, and Javed Kaiser alias Imtiaz, son of Ejaz Ahmed, a retired additional police superintendent.

The Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Dhaka, granted a four-day remand in connection with one case filed under the Speedy Trial Act and a three-day remand for another case under the Arms Act after Dhanmondi police produced the two men before the court yesterday.

The cases alleged that the two robbed Tk 80,000 and gold ornaments at gunpoint from the house of Additional Attorney General AJ Mohammad Ali at Dhanmondi Road 11/A before fleeing in a car.

Shortly afterwards, police gave chase to the alleged robbers responding to a phone call from Ali's house.

The suspects' vehicle knocked down five rickshaws as the driver tried to weave his way through traffic to avoid arrest.

The high-speed car chase ended on a bridge near Road No. 8 where police arrested the two suspects and recovered Tk 38,040 and two pistol magazines from them.

Ali's son Riaz Hossain Khondoker said Imran and Javed forcefully entered the house and threatened his father after the caretaker prevented them from dumping broken pieces of glass inside the compound of the house.

He said the two came back some half an hour later to commit the robbery and also ransacked the house.

Imran's sister denied the allegations. "Javed and Imran went to Ali's house to seek compensation from him for the damage of their car by falling debris from Ali's under-construction house."

She said the money found with Imran was drawn by him from the Lalbagh branch of IFIC Bank.