Dhaka North City Corporation Councillor Habibur Rahman has been put on seven-day remand in a money laundering case.
Metropolitan Magistrate Nivana Khayer Jessey granted the remand today when Criminal Investigation Department had sought 10 days to grill him.
Earlier on Friday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided his office at Mohammadpur and seized several cheques worth around Tk6.77 crores, fixed deposit receipts worth Tk1 crore and Tk2 lakh in cash.
He was detained from Sreemangal, Moulvibazar earlier on the day. He was trying to flee the country amid the ongoing anti-graft raids.
RAB sources said Habibur amassed huge wealth though illegal activities including running casino in the city.
Earlier, RAB raided Habibur's residence in Mohammadpur's Aurangzeb Road on October 8.