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Tk26.55cr cash, Tk5cr FDR seized from ex-AL leaders’ house

  • Published at 09:54 am February 25th, 2020
recovered from the house of former Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan | Collected
File photo: Cash and casino chips recovered from the house of former Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Gold and foreign currencies of six countries were also seized in the raid

The Rapid Action Battalion has seized around Tk26.55 crore during a raid at the house of former Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan in Old Dhaka. 

RAB 3 Operation Officer ABM Faijul Islam said on Tuesday morning: “Acting on a tip-off, we conducted an overnight drive at the house on Lalmohan Saha Street and recovered the huge amount of cash from five safes.”File photo: CID arrest Enamul Haque Enu, his brother Rupon Bhuiyan and their associate Sheikh Sunny Mostafa from Dhaka's Keraniganj area on Monday, January 13, 2020 | Dhaka Tribubne

In a briefing, RAB 3 Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Rakibul Hassan said: “The elite force also seized foreign currencies-- $9,300, 174 Malaysian Ringgit, Rs5,350, 1,195 Chinese Yuan, 11,560 Thai baht, 100 UAE Dirham-- during the raid.

He added: “TK5 crore FDR, gold ornaments of around 1kg, and casino equipment were also seized in the raid.”Casino chips recovered from the house of former Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan on February 25, 2020 | CollectedRAB executive magistrate Sarwar Alam said the six-storey building owned by Enu and Rupon.

He said: “We did not find anyone in the house when we broke into it."

Earlier on January 13, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police arrested Enamul, Rupon, and their associate Sheikh Sunny Mostafa in Keraniganj of Dhaka for their alleged link with casino businesses.

Cash recovered from the house of former Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan on February 25, 2020 | Collected

Enamul is the director of Dhaka Wanderers Club and the sacked vice-president of the Awami League's Gandaria unit, while his brother Rupon, also a shareholder of the club, is the joint general secretary of the same unit.

In September last year, RAB filed seven cases against the brothers, a day after seizing huge amount of money and gold, alongside firearms, from their houses during a raid in Old Dhaka.