All four are currently on the run. RAB 3 filed the cases against them under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, Special Power Act and Arms Act
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have filed seven cases against Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan, a day after seizing huge amount of money and gold alongside firearms from their houses during a raid in Old Dhaka.
Enamul’s employee Abul Kalam Azad and friend Harun Ur Rashid were made accused in the cases filed at Wari, Gandaria and Sutrapur police stations yesterday, according to RAB sources.
All four are currently on the run. RAB 3 filed the cases against them under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, Special Power Act and Arms Act.
Enamul is the vice-president of Awami League’s Gandaria Thana unit, Rupon is the same unit’s joint general secretary, and Harun is the vice-president of the ruling party’s Wari Thana unit.
Both Enamul and Rupon are shareholders of the Dhaka Wanderers’ Club, where an illegal casino was busted and the club sealed by RAB several days ago.
RAB had raided their and Azad’s houses in Sutrapur and Narinda areas between early hours and late afternoon on Wednesday.
During the raids, the elite force seized a little over Tk5 crore in cash, around 720 bhori of gold jewelleries worth over Tk4 crore, and six firearms — all of which were kept in five safes in those houses.
According to RAB, Enamul and Rupon own the money, gold and firearms. Enamul had bought the gold jewelleries as the safes had no space left to keep the money he received from the illegal casino operation.
These raids and seizure came hot on the heels of the crackdown on illegal casinos and gambling establishments in the capital and elsewhere that started last week.
GK Shamim's 7 bodyguards jailed
Meanwhile, a Dhaka court yesterday sent to jail seven bodyguards of Awami Jubo League leader Golam Kibria Shamim, after they were shown arrested in an arms case and produced before it.
Metropolitan Magistrate Habibur Rahman issued the order after case investigation officer Jalal Uddin produced them before the court upon completion of their four-day remand.
The court rejected bail petitions of the seven men in the case, filed at Gulshan police station, and sent them to jail.
Later, they were also shown arrested in a money laundering case filed at the same police station.
Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari granted a petition submitted by CID’s Senior ASP Abu Sayeed to show Shamim and his bodyguards arrested in this case.
On September 20, RAB arrested Shamim and recovered a large amount of money, arms, and drugs from his office in Dhaka's Niketon area. RAB also detained his seven bodyguards, and seized their arms.
The next day, Shamim was placed on a 10-day remand in cases filed under the Arms Act and Narcotics Control Act.
Additional reporting by Md Sanaul Islam Tipu