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Online casino: Salim Prodhan, 2 others remanded again

  • Published at 03:56 pm October 13th, 2019
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File photo: Police escort Salim Prodhan at Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court premises on Sunday, October 13, 2019 Focus Bangla

Salim was arrested for allegedly being involved with running an online casino business

A Dhaka court has again placed online casino kingpin Salim Prodhan on a five-day remand in a case filed under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.

Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order on Sunday.

Salim's associates — Md Aktaruzzaman and Md Roman — were also remanded for four days in the same case filed at Gulshan police station.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Inspector Shahidul Islam Khan, also the case investigation officer (IO), had filed a plea seeking 10-day remand for the trio.

After hearing the plea, the court yesterday rejected the trio’s bail petitions and remanded them again for further questioning.

Earlier, on October 3, another court had granted police four days to interrogate Salim, Aktaruzzaman and Roman in the narcotics case.

Salim was arrested from a Bangkok-bound Thai Airways flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on September 30, over his alleged involvement in running an online casino business.

Later that night, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided his office and residence in Gulshan and arrested Salim’s associates Aktaruzzaman, Roman, and Masum.

RAB also recovered 48 bottles of foreign liquor, Tk2,905,000 in cash, foreign currencies from 23 different countries worth around Tk7,763,023, 12 passports, 32 cheque books of 13 banks, one large server used in game operating, four laptops and two pieces of deer hide.

A RAB mobile court also sentenced Salim to six months imprisonment for illegally keeping the deer hides.

RAB on October 2 filed two cases, one for money laundering and another for possessing narcotics, against Salim at Gulshan police station.