RAB detained Shamim from his office on September 20
A Dhaka court has sent corrupt contractor Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim to jail, as police produced him before the court after five days of remand in a money laundering case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate SadbirYasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order on Sunday.
Investigation officer (IO) and CID Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Abu Sayeed produced Shamim before the court, and appealed to keep him behind bars until the end of the probe.
Shamim’s counsel however, pleaded for his bail.
After hearing both sides, the court sent Shamimto jail.
A Dhaka court on October 2 placed Shamim on a total of nine-day remand in two cases filed under anti-money laundering and arms acts.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order, putting Shamim on a five-day remand in the case filed under Money Laundering Prevention Act, and on a four-day remand in the arms case.
Earlier, police produced him before the court after the end of his 10-day remand in weapons and narcotics cases. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain at the time allowed a police plea to show Shamim arrested in anti-money laundering case.
Earlier on September 21, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Begum Mahmuda Akter placed Shamim on a 10-day remand in two cases lodged under weapon and narcotics acts.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed three cases against him under arms a narcotics act and money laundering prevention acts.
A mobile court of the RAB led by Executive Magistrate SarwoerAlamsurrounded Shamim’s business office at Dhaka’s Niketan, and conducted a raid on the afternoon of September 20.
Shamim, who used to con people by identifying himself as a leader of Jubo League, was detained along with his seven bodyguards with around Taka 2 crore in cash.
Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDR) of Tk165 crore were also seized from his Dhaka Niketan office at that time.
Apart from the money, the elite force also recovered illegal firearms, ammunition and drugs from Shamim’s office.