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ACC interrogates GK Shamim for 2nd day of his remand

  • Published at 03:20 pm November 4th, 2019
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File Photo: ACC officials take GK Shamim to interrogation at its headquarters at Segunbagicha in Dhaka on November 3, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The anti-graft watchdog interrogated him at its Shegunbagicha headquarters

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has interrogated former Jubo League leader SM Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim for the second day of his seven-day remand.

A team led by ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain began questioning him at its headquarters in Dhaka's Segunbagicha around 9am on Monday, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Dhaka Tribune.

Dr Anup Kumar Biswas examined GK Shamim's physical condition before the interrogation, and confirmed that he was in perfect health.

Shamim was also interrogated on Sunday by the anti-graft watchdog.

ACC officials escort GK Shamim to interrogation at its headquarters at Segunbagicha in Dhaka on Sunday, November 3, 2019 | Dhaka Tribune

According to case files, ACC found that Shamim amassed Tk50 crore illegally via immovable wealth till the fiscal year (FY) 2018-19. He tried to show the legitimate source of Tk402,140,744 of his income but did not have any source backing the remaining Tk97,859,256. On investigation, it was found that the entire sum of around Tk50 crore was amassed illegally.

Similarly, his company GK Builders Private Limited also could not show legitimate source of income of Tk435,740,832 for FY 2017-18.

Additionally, Shamim amassed Tk363,518,719 in movable wealth via GK Builders' shares, cars, and FDRs which also did not have a valid source. He held 80% of the shares and the remaining 20% were owned by his mother, Ayesha Akhter.

Besides, Tk18,128,000 in cash, Tk747,000 in foreign currency ($9,000), and FDRs worth Tk1,652,765,000 was recovered from Shamim's house during his arrest on September 20.

The High Court also rejected the writ petition which was filed seeking a direction from authorities concerned to reopen the seized bank accounts of GK Builders, owned by Shamim.