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Court sends Shamim, Khaled to jail

  • Published at 07:42 pm November 7th, 2019
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Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan and GK Shamim Dhaka Tribune

Defense counsels filed separate bail petitions mentioning that their clients were not involved with the said offence

A Dhaka court sent GK Shamim and former Jubo League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan to jail in separate cases lodged over amassing illegal wealth.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order on Thursday order after two investigation officers (IO) of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) produced them after completion of seven days remand. 

Defense counsels filed separate bail petitions mentioning that their clients were not involved with the said offence.

After hearing both the sides, the court rejected their bail petitions and sent GK Shamim and Khaled to jail.

On October 27, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court acting judge Al Mamun placed Shamim and Khaled on a total of seven-day remand in two cases filed on charges of amassing illegal wealth.

The anti-graft body on October 21 filed the case against GK Shamim and his mother for amassing illegal wealth of Tk297 crore, while the ACC filed the case against Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan for acquiring illegal wealth of Tk5.5 crore.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has pleaded to show Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim and former Jubo League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan arrested in graft cases.

On September 20, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 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.

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

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.