former chiefs of the National Security Intelligence (NSI), arrested on Saturday
in connection with the much talked about 10-truck arms haul case in Chittagong
were given three-day police remand when produced before the Chittagong
Metropolitan Magistrate Court yesterday.
Major General (retired) Rezzaqul
Haider Chowdhury and Brigadier General (retired) M Abdur Rahim, former director
generals of NSI, were taken into custody from their residences in Dhaka in the
early hours of Saturday and later taken to Chittagong the same day.
CID investigation officer ASP
Moniruzzaman Chowdhury produced them before the Chittagong Metropolitan
Magistrate Court yesterday with a prayer for five-day remand. But Magistrate
Mahbubur Rahman granted three -day remand for interrogation related with the
biggest ever military hardware haul in the port city in April, 2004.
The two NSI
big shots were arrested and subsequently placed under police interrogation
following the confessional statement of a former NSI Director and Wing
Commander of Bangladesh Air Force Shahabuddin.
A lot of military hardware was seized by the security forces
shortly after it was unloaded from ocean-going mechanized boats at the jetty of
Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Limited, a subsidiary of the Chemical Industries
Corporation, on April 2, 2004.