Ron Haque Sikder, managing director of Sikder Group, who was arrested in a kidnapping and death threat case, has been granted bail by a court.
Nine months later, detectives arrested Ron Sikder shortly after he landed at Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport on Friday morning.
When Ron was produced before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court at noon on Friday (February 12th), Judge Ashek Imam granted him bail till March 10. Bdnews24.com
The court’s assistant PP Azad Rahman said no application was made by the police to remand the son of the Sikder family at that time.
Deputy Commissioner of Detective Police Mashiur Rahman said, “Ron Haque Sikder was arrested at the airport as soon as he arrived in Dhaka after receiving the news of his father’s death. There is only one case against him; He has been arrested in that case. ”
Zainul Haque Sikder, chairman of Sikder Group of Industries, one of the leading industrial groups in Bangladesh, died at a hospital in Dubai on Wednesday.
Zainul Haque Sikder was the founding chairman of National Bank Limited. And his son Ron Haque Sikder is the director of that bank.
A case was filed against Ron and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder at Gulshan Police Station on May 19 last year for abducting and threatening to kill Exim Bank Managing Director (MD) Mohammad Haider Ali Mia and Additional MD Mohammad Firoz Hossain.
Then on May 25, the two brothers flew to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, in an air ambulance owned by the Sikder Group.
Detective Police (DB) seized a vehicle belonging to Ron Haque Sikder after he was given the responsibility of investigating the case.
In the case filed with Gulshan Police Station, it was alleged that Ron Haque Sikder went to Exim Bank in Gulshan along with the MD of National Bank on the morning of May 8 last year. They took MD Haider Ali and Additional MD Firoz to inspect the Adi Nawab Askari Jute Mill proposed by Rupganj Kanchan of Sikder Group as ‘Co-Lateral’ in return for their proposed loan money.
After inspecting the site, Exim Bank’s MD and Additional MD disagreed as there was a huge gap between the current market price of the place and the mortgage price of the customer.
It is alleged that the top officials of Exim Bank were taken to Purbachal for ‘tactical’ shootings and held hostage at gunpoint and then taken to Sikder House at Banani No. 11 and harassed.
It is said that Ron and Dipu would have apologized to AMD Firoz of Exim Bank for saying that the price of land was low. Ron Haque Sikder and Dipu Sikder (Exim Bank’s MDK) said that everything in the project was in accordance with the rules and forced them to sign a white paper.
It is alleged in the case that the MD, AMD and two drivers of Exim Bank were held hostage at gunpoint for about 5 hours and later released.
The Sikder Group, founded by Zainul Haque Sikder, is spread across various sectors such as banking and insurance, power, economic zone, aviation, housing, healthcare and education.
Its subsidiaries include Powerpack Ports, Powerpack Economic Zone, Sikder Insurance Company Limited, Powerpack Holdings, Sikder Real Estate and Multiplex Holdings.
Zainul Haque Sikder has also established several medical colleges and universities. English daily Bangladesh Post is a publication of Sikder Group.
Source: দৈনিক আজাদী by dainikazadi.net.
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