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Five cases being filed against Helena Jahangir: RAB

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Five cases are being filed against the arrested Helena Jahangir, who had lost her membership from Awami League Women Affairs sub-committee, said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday.

Commander Khondker Al Moyeen, Director of the Legal and Mass Media Department of RAB, said on Friday.

He said the cases would be filed against Helena Jahangir under the Liquour and Narcotics Control Act, Wildlife Protection Act, Special Powers Act, Digital Security Act and Telecommunications Act.

Helena Jahangir, who who has been relieved of Awami League Women Affairs sub-committee recently, was arrested by RAB at about 12:15am today (Friday). RAB conducted raid at her Gulshan residence starting from 8:00pm on Thursday that continued till 12:15am. Then the RAB personnel picked her up and took her to the force’s headquarters at Uttara in Dhaka.

During the raid, RAB seized huge quantity of imported liquor, casino game playing equipment, walkie-talkie, and knives from Helena Jahangir’s residence.

Recently, Awami League issued an official press release on Sunday relieving Helena Jahangir from the party’s Women Affairs sub-committee. It said Helena Jahangir was a member of AL’s Women Affairs sub-committee. But, she has been relieved from the member post due to her recent anti-organisational activities spread on a social medium.

A day after her relieving from the sub-committee, Helena Jahangir appeared on Facebook live and burst into tears. She also denied all the allegations brought against her.

Helena Jahangir, also the founder and CEO of Joyjatra Television, became the member of Awami League’s Women Affairs sub-committee on January 17 this year. Earlier in December 2020, she became Cumilla North District Awami League’s advisory committee member. She collected the party nomination form in late Abdul Matin Khasru’s seat following his death, but did not receive the party nomination.

Helena Jahangir, businesswoman and FBCCI director, has come under strong criticism following her announcement through Facebook to make leaders. She announced to appoint presidents and general secretaries at upazila, district and abroad under the banner of an organisation called “Bangladesh Awami Chakurijibi League.”

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