Arrested Shamim Sheikh. (Photo: Collected)
In Jamalpur’s Sarishabari, RAB has recovered a black stone statue weighing 11 kg worth more than crores of rupees. A man named Shamim Sheikh (42) was arrested at the time.
The idol was recovered from Gopalganj Hatkhola in Pingna Union of the upazila on Monday (May 3) morning. A case has been filed with Sarishabari police station in this regard.
According to police and case statement, a man named Shamim Sheikh was talking to a buyer with a black idol made of Kasti stone in a plastic bag in Pingna Gopalganj Hatkhola area of Pingna union in Sarishabari upazila. When the locals became suspicious, they informed Jamalpur RAB-14. At that time, RAB members rushed to the spot and recovered the Kasti stone idol from Shamim Sheikh and arrested him for keeping the valuable archeological object in their custody. The estimated value of the Kasti stone statue is 1 crore and 11 lakh rupees.
The arrested Shamim Sheikh is the son of Golam Mostafa of Hemnagar village in Gopalpur upazila of Tangail district.
Naib Subedar Aftab Uddin of Jamalpur RAB-14 filed a case against Shamim Sheikh at Sarishabari Police Station under the Special Powers Act. Later on Monday afternoon, accused Shamim Sheikh was sent to jail through the court.
Officer-in-charge of Sarishabari Police Station Mir Rakibul Haque said a case has been filed against Shamim Sheikh under the Special Powers Act.
OD / JI
Source: ODHIKAR by www.odhikar.news.
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