Editor caught with weapons sent to jail

Editor caught with weapons sent to jail
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A Mymensingh court sent two men, including a journalist, to jail yesterday, a day after they were arrested along with firearms and sharp weapons in the district town.

Police produced Sheikh Mehdi Hasan Nadim, 35, managing editor of local newspaper the Dainik Jahan, and his accomplice Russel, 30, before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.

Senior Judicial Magistrate Ahsan Habib, however, sent them to jail without holding a hearing on the remand prayer.

The court fixed today to hold a hearing on the remand prayer, said court sources.

On secret information, Detective Branch (DB) of police raided Nadim's house at Mashkanda in the town early Sunday and seized two pistols with six bullets and sharp weapons.

Materials for making firearms and sharp weapons were also found in their possession.

A case was filed against the duo with Kotwali Police Station under the Arms Act and the Explosive Substances Act.

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