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Milton Samadder was remanded in custody for four days

A court in Dhaka today (May 5) remanded Milton Samadder to a fresh four-day remand in a case filed on human trafficking charges.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shanta Akter issued the order after a team of investigators produced him in court after completing three days of remand in another case filed for alleged forgery of death certificates.

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested Milton Samadder, chairman of the Child & Old Age Care charity, from Mirpur in Dhaka on May 1.

After arresting him, DMP’s DB branch said they would question Milton about several allegations of irregularities in his charity organization.

Milton’s arrest follows media reports about embezzlement of donations to his organization and irregularities surrounding the nursing home.

The reports accuse Milton of selling organs in the name of medical treatment by taking sick, helpless and innocent people off the streets under the guise of humanitarian work.

The reports also claimed that many of those who died at his retirement home had cuts on their bodies, causing the nearby Baytus Salah Mosque to refuse to perform the bathing ritual for the deceased.

However, Milton has denied all allegations against him.

On April 28, the National Human Rights Commission demanded a speedy investigation into the allegations against Milton Samadder.

The constitutional body asked the police to diligently investigate the complaint, take appropriate legal action and send a report to the commission at the earliest.

At the same time, the Director General of the Ministry of Social Affairs has been asked to investigate the activities of such institutions and take the necessary measures.

Child & Old Age Care, founded by Milton, is a charity organization that provides shelter for helpless, sick, homeless elderly people and disabled children on the streets, according to details on the organization’s website.

According to media reports, Milton has so far received three government awards for his humanitarian work.