Casino crackdown: Enamul, Rupon indicted for money laundering

A Dhaka court on Thursday accepted charge sheet against brothers Enamul Haque Enu, Rupon Bhuiyan and 10 others in a money laundering case filed at Gendaria Police Station.


Dhaka’s Senior Special Court Judge KM Emrul Kayes passed the order.


The court also issued arrest warrant for five fugitives in the case.


It directed police to submit the report on execution of arrest warrant by Nov 4.


The other accused are their three brothers Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan, Rashidul Haque Bhuiyan and Merajul Haque Bhuiyan, Joy Gopal Sarkar, Tuhin Munshi, Nabir Hossain Sikder, Saiful Islam, Harun Ur Rashid, Sunny Mostafa and Pavel Rahman.


Shahidul, Rashidul, Merajul, Harun and Pavel are on the run.


The Criminal Investigation Department submitted the charge sheet on July 22.


On January 13, Awami League leaders Enamul and Rupon were arrested along with their associates from a house in Subadda area of Keraniganj with 12 mobile phones and Tk 40 lakh in cash.


They remained absconding since law enforcers raided their house at Gendaria in September last year and seized 8,072g of gold and Tk 5.5 crore in cash as part of the anti-casino drive, also known as the AL’s ‘cleansing’ campaign.


According to police, Enamul has been the director of Dhaka Wanderers Club and vice-president of the Awami League’s Gendaria unit, while his brother Rupom was the joint general secretary for the same area.


Both the AL leaders were involved in the casino business at Wanderer’s Club, according to Rab.


On September 18 last year, a Rab-3 team conducted a drive at a casino inside Dhaka Wanderer’s Club where illegal drugs, fake currency, huge money and gambling materials were seized.


Four money-laundering cases were filed against them.


Source: United News of Bangladesh