A court in Feni on Wednesday placed five suspended DB officials on a 3-day remand again in a case over snatching 20 gold bars from a businessman on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on August 8.
They are sub-inspectors Motaher Hossain, Mizanur Rahman, Nurul Haque and assistant sub-inspectors Abhijit Barua and Masud Rana.
The court of Feni Senior Judicial Magistrate Kamrul Hasan passed the order after investigation officer of the case Monir Hossain produced the accused before seeking a 7-day remand for them after expiry of their three-day remand.
They were initially remanded for three days on August 11, said Golam Jilani, a police inspector posted at Feni court.
DB inspector Md Saiful Islam Bhuyian is currently on a 4-day remand in the same case and is scheduled to be produced before the court within the next few days.
Besides, a source within Feni Police requesting anonymity told UNB that the investigation of the case has been handed over to the Police Bureau of investigation (PBI).
However, a separate source claimed that no official letter has been issued over the matter yet.
Contacted, Deputy Inspector General Of Police, Chattogram Range Anwar Hossain said, “ An application has been sent to the court seeking its order to transfer the case to PBI. Final decision on the matter would be made upon receiving the court’s directive.”
Six sleuths of the detective branch of Feni police were arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly robbing a businessman of 20 gold bars worth Tk 1.24 crore.
Some 15 of the 20 looted gold bars have been recovered from the possession of the accused, police said on Wednesday.
However, the remaining 5 gold bars were not recovered as of filing this report on Saturday night.
Khandaker Nurunnabi, superintendent of Feni police, said the arrests were made following a complaint against them by businessman Gopal Kanti Das.
As per the complaint, the six detectives intercepted Gopal's car on the road under Fatehpur flyover on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway while he was on his way to Dhaka with 20 gold bars on August 8.
Later, the accused looted the gold bars from Gopal and left the spot.
A robbery case was filed against the six at the Feni model police station.