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.