A Dhaka court on Tuesday framed charges against eight people, including Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim, in a money laundering case.
Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam framed the charges against them.
The court also fixed Nov 19 for witnesses deposition.
Shamim and his bodyguards rejected the charges and pleaded not guilty. All of them are now in jail.
GK Shamim, who was known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital, was arrested on Sept 20, 2019 from Niketan area during a drive against casino and other anti-social business.
Seven of his bodyguards were also arrested during the raid.
Rab members seized Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and a huge stash of foreign currencies.
A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of ‘GKB & Company Pvt Limited’.
The elite force filed three cases –- one under the narcotics control, one under the money-laundering prevention and the other under the arms acts -– against Shamim with Gulshan police on Sept 21.
Source: United News of Bangladesh