• Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
  • Last Update : 12:48 pm

GK Shamim denied bail, handed over to CID

  • Published at 03:44 pm October 7th, 2019
GK Shamim
File photo of a police officer standing aside a microbus holding Jubo League leader Golam Kibria Shamim Collected

He was also put on a five-day remand, the order for which had been passed on October 2

A Dhaka court has refused to grant Jubo League leader and contractor GK Shamim bail in money laundering case filed with Gulshan police station.

He was subsequently handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police, confirmed CID Asi.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order on Monday after hearing the appeals.

Shamim was also put on a five-day remand on Monday, the order for which had been passed on October 2.

Earlier he was for 10 days, from September 21 for possession of arms and narcotics.

On September 20, RAB arrested Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim and seized Tk1.80 crore in cash, Tk165.27 crore worth of fixed deposit receipts (FDR), alcohol and firearms, from Niketon in Dhaka's Gulshan area.

During the raid at GK Shamim's residence, RAB also detained seven of his bodyguards and seized their arms.

RAB then took Shamim to his business office, GKB & Company Private Limited, also in Niketon, around 11am and conducted a raid there.

"There are also allegations that the arms recovered during the drives were used in illegal activities. "We are investigating the matter," RAB Legal and Media Wing Director, Sarwar Bin Quasem said.

Who is Shamim?

Shamim is known as an influential contractor in the neighbourhoods of Sabujbagh, Basabo, and Motijheel. He made headlines for his influence in securing Public Works Department contracts.

According to several Jubo Dal members, Shamim was an active Jubo Dal member. He later joined the Jubo League and identified himself as the cooperative affairs secretary of the organization’s central committee, they said.