Arriving a day later, Rakib went directly to his Uttara residence from the airport.
He told bdnews24.com, “The police did not harass me after landing at the airport. I respect the law.”
Stating that the cases will be dealt with legally, the Awami League leader said, “Certainly the truth will prevail. I have not committed any crime. I will accept the verdict of the court.”
On Friday night, under the Digital Security Act, Basan police station SI Mohammad Rukon Mia and local businessman Ismail Hossain alias Laden filed a case against Mahia Mahi and Rakib Sarkar, accusing them of demanding extortion, beating and vandalism.
Gazipur-based businessman Rakib is a member of the ruling Awami League’s relief and social welfare sub-committee. Mahi, who entered politics after marrying Rakib, is the joint general secretary of the Central Committee of the Bangabandhu Cultural Jot. Recently, he also bought the nomination form of Awami League to be a candidate for the by-election in Chapainawabganj-2 seat.