Judge held with sackful of Phensedyl
[Bangla Daily Star] A senior assistant judge was placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
with 342 bottles of Phensedyl and a loaded pistol in the capital's New Market area last night.

The arrestee, Javed Imam, 30,
A mere two-namer, though he is a judge..
. is posted at Bhola district court.

He came to Dhaka from Jessore
Which is on the map, as can be seen here, no jeweler's loupe required.
late in the evening. He was driving a microbus
...which will no doubt disappear as if it had never been...
carrying the bottles of contraband cough syrup in a sack. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested him in front of Eden College around 7:20pm, said Syed Nurul Islam, deputy commissioner (DC-Ramna) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
It's the fact that he's a judge that saved him from an 'encounter'...
...not to mention the courtesy of an arrest while the sun was still above the horizon.
Talking to news hounds at the New Market Police Station, Javed said he joined Bhola court on November 8 from Jessore. He has been on leave for a month.

He claimed his cousin Sumon, who worked for Brac in its Kushtia office, had given him the Phensedyl consignment for one Lincoln
...an odd name for Bangladesh, to be sure. Not a hint of -abd or -ullah in it anywhere...
in Dhaka. He agreed to do it all for Tk 1.20 lakh that he needed badly.

Javed further claimed the pistol is licensed and his father Khaled Imam, a lawyer in Jhenidah, owns the microbus.
So that's ok.
The DMP DC said they suspect Lincoln is either an informant for the law enforcers or a drug peddler.
An interesting combination of possibilities.
Contacted around 2:30am today, duty officer at the New Market Police Station said a case had been filed in this connection.
The police and the news hounds neither slumber nor sleep.

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-02