Abdul Malek, a driver of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), has been placed on 14-day remand in two cases.
A Dhaka court granted the remand when police produced him before the court with 14-day remand plea today, reports Somoy.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained Malek on Sunday on charges of carrying illegal firearm and trading in fake currency.
Later on Monday, two cases were filed against him under Arms Act and Special Powers Act.
According to RAB intelligence, Malek is a third-grade employee of DGHS, who joined a health project at Savar in 1982 as a driver. Later, he joined the transport pool of DGHS in 1986.
He is currently the designated driver for the current DGHS Director General (DG) Dr Abul Bashar Mohammad Khurshid Alam and was also the designated driver for Professor Dr AKM Enayet Hossain, director general of Health Education Directorate.
Malek has multiple houses in the capital, 15 kathas of land at Savar, multiple cars and huge amounts of money in various banks.