A Chattogram court on Tuesday sent Nurjahan Group owner Zahir Ahammed to jail in a case filed over the marketing of adulterated soybean oil.
Zahir also serves as the managing director of Jasmir Super Oil Ltd.
Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate and Judge of the pure food court Abu Salem Md Noman passed the order.
Lawyer Md Ashraf Uddin Khondoker Roni, representing the Bangladesh Standards & Testing Institution (BSTI), said, "The court rejected Zahir Ahammed's bail plea and sent him to jail in a case filed under the BSTI Act, for selling, stocking, supplying and marketing adulterated soybean oil.
"Earlier, the court issued an arrest warrant against Zahir."
BSTI Field Officer of Razib Dasgupta filed the case on behalf of the organisation at the Chattogram pure food court on October 20 last year.