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Ragib Ali lands in jail

Sylhet: A Sylhet court has sent Industrialist Ragib Ali to jail after Indian authorities deported him to Bangladesh authorities.

Sylhet Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Umme Saraban Tahura passed the order on Thursday afternoon.

Police produced him before the court around 4.45pm on the day.

Earlier, Indian Immigration Police handed over Ragib Ali to Bangladesh authorities around 3.00pm through Shutarkandi border of Sylhet’s Beanibazar.

Industrialist Ragib Ali, who fled to India after issuance of an arrest warrant in a land grabbing case, was arrested in India.

Indian immigration police caught him when he went to the immigration office to extend his visa at Karimganj in Assam province of India on Thursday morning.

On August 10, a court in Sylhet issued an arrest warrant against Ragib Ali in a case of grabbing Hindu land by forging documents.

Later, on August 11, he went Assam through the Karimganj check post with his son, daughter, son-in-law and two others.

Ragib is the vice-chairman of South East Bank. He is also the former trustee board chairman of North-South University, and Leading University.

The businessman is the founder of Ragib-Rabeya Medical College in Jalalabad in Sylhet. He is involved with many organisations including a local newspaper ‘Dainik Sylheter Dak’.

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