Tk 1.0b suit over Ctg cocaine smuggling

Dhaka,  Sun,  20 August 2017
Published : 07 Aug 2017, 00:37:33
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Tk 1.0b suit over Ctg cocaine smuggling

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CHITTAGONG, Aug 6: Chairman of Khan Jahan Ali Ltd Nur Mohammad, who is now on bail in a cocaine smuggling case, has filed a money suit worth Tk one billion (100 crore) in 3rd Joint District Judge Court of Chittagong.

The case was filed against Golam Mostafa Sohel of Khulshi in port-city, Fazlur Rahman of Faridganj in Chandpur, Md Bakul Meah of Roynagar in Moulavibazar, PIL (Bangladesh) Ltd, local agent of MV Thorstream, Cosco Bangladesh Shipping Lines Ltd, Import Export Elvaiven SRL of Bolivia, Cosco Containers Lines Co Ltd of Shanghai in China, South Freight Logistics of Uruguay, Carblos Correa Menestrina of Uruguay and MV Thorstream represented by its local agent.

Court sources said the judge has issued summons for the parties concerned to appear in the court on October 8 on the date of hearing in the compensation suit.

They also said the exporting firm and the defendants shipped cocaine under the cover of sunflower crude edible oil in June 2015. Two drums, out of imported 107 drums of oil, had cocaine, which was seized by Customs Intelligence officials.

Nur Mohammad in his suit claimed that he was not involved with import of the said sunflower oil consignment. But he was implicated in the case through conspiracy of the defendants.

He also said he neither issued any letter of credit for the same and nor was accused in the FIR (first information report) submitted by police. The police, after investigating the case, said in their report that they got no evidence of his involvement in the said smuggling.

As the court rejected the police investigation, it ordered further inquiry into the case by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), which implicated Nur Mohammed. He was arrested, but came out on bail, recently issued by High Court.

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