Maheshkhali municipality councilor placed on three-day remand

Kayer Hossain

The court has granted police a three-day remand to interrogate a councilor of Maheshkhali municipality, Kayer Hossain, over recovering 10 bodies from a trawler washed ashore in Nazirartek area of Cox's Bazar.

Kayer, the councilor of 9 no. ward of the municipality, was arrested from Charpara of Maheshkhali on Saturday night.  

Earlier on Sunday, he was produced before the Cox's Bazar court. Police sought a five-day remand to question him in custody in the gruesome murder case filed with Cox's Bazar sadar model police station.

Officer-in-charge of the police station Md Rafiqul Islam said seven accused have been arrested so far.

Of them, Kamal Hossain alias Baita Kamal, Karim Sikder, Abu Taiyub, Fazal Quader and Gias Uddin were given confessional statements in the court under 164 section. They were all put in Cox’s Bazar jail, he added.