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20-day remand for Helena Jahangir sought

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Update: Friday, July 30, 2021

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20-day remand for Helena Jahangir sought

Police have pleaded to court to place arrested Helena Jahangir on a 20-day remand. Her remand was sought for 20 days in two separate cases filed under the Digital Security Act and Special Powers Act with Gulshan Police Station.

Helena Jahangir, who was relieved from Awami League Women Affairs sub-committee recently, was handed over to Gulshan Police Station on Friday.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) handed her over to Gulshan Police at about 5:45pm.

Earlier, Helena Jahan was arrested by RAB at about 12:15am on Friday from her Gulshan residence.

During the raid, RAB seized huge quantity of imported liquor, casino game playing equipment, walkie-talkie, and knives from Helena Jahangir’s residence.

Recently, Awami League issued an official press release on Sunday relieving Helena Jahangir from the party’s Women Affairs sub-committee. It said Helena Jahangir was a member of AL’s Women Affairs sub-committee. But, she has been relieved from the member post due to her recent anti-organisational activities spread on a social medium.

A day after her relieving from the sub-committee, Helena Jahangir appeared on Facebook live and burst into tears. She also denied all the allegations brought against her.

Helena Jahangir, also the founder and CEO of Joyjatra Television, became the member of Awami League’s Women Affairs sub-committee on January 17 this year. Earlier in December 2020, she became Cumilla North District Awami League’s advisory committee member. She collected the party nomination form in late Abdul Matin Khasru’s seat following his death, but did not receive the party nomination.

Helena Jahangir, businesswoman and FBCCI director, has come under strong criticism following her announcement through Facebook to make leaders. She announced to appoint presidents and general secretaries at upazila, district and abroad under the banner of an organisation called “Bangladesh Awami Chakurijibi League.”

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