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ACC sues GK Shamim, Khalid Mahmud

GK Shamim is now facing three more cases filed by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)

Update : 21 Oct 2019, 09:16 PM

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed two cases against influential government contractor Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim and former organizing secretary of Jubo League’s Dhaka south city unit Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan on charges of amassing illegal wealth.

Shamim and his mother Ayesha Akhter have been charged for earning Tk297 crore illegally and Khaled has been charged for acquiring Tk5.5 crore illegally.

ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Monday.

Two cases were filed with the district office of the Integrated ACC on Monday since the ACC could not find any legitimate source of the income(s).

In this regard, ACC Director Jahangir Alam said the investigation is ongoing and more names would be added to the chargesheet, if they are found involved in the matter.

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 Tk40,21,40,744 of his income but did not have any source backing the remaining Tk9,78,59,256. On investigation, it was found that the entire Tk50 crore was amassed illegally.

Similarly, his company GKB and Company Private Limited also could not show legitimate source of income of Tk43,57,40,832 for FY 2017-18.

Additionally, Shamim amassed Tk36,35,18,719 in movable wealth via GKB and Co's 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, Tk1,81,28,000 was recovered from Shamim's house in cash, Tk7,47,000 in foreign currency ($9,000), and FDRs worth Tk165,27,65,000 during his arrested on September 20.

As for Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan, ACC found that he amassed Tk5,58,15,859 illegally in FY 2018-19. Although he tried to prove legitimacy of Tk1,66,10,080 in immovable property, ACC investigation found that he made around Tk4.5 crore illegally.

Further, he tried to prove legitimacy of Tk1,32,76,709 in movable wealth but did not have legitimate sources for Tk90,16,709 from his business.

Besides, Tk10,34,550 was recovered from Khaled’s house in cash, and Tk7,64,600 in foreign currency.

GK Shamim is now facing three more cases filed by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) – one under the Narcotics Control Act, another under the Money-laundering Prevention Act and the other under the Arms Act.

He was arrested during a drive at his Niketan office on September 20 with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money.

Meanwhile, Khalid is facing two more cases –one under the Arms Act and another under the Narcotics Control Act.

Khalid, also president of Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club, was arrested from Gulshan on September 18 by RAB for running an illegal casino in the club.

Three firearms – one of them illegal – along with bullets, and yaba pills were seized from him.

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