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ACC interrogates GK Shamim, Khalid

  • Published at 02:29 pm November 5th, 2019
Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan and GK Shamim Dhaka Tribune

A Dhaka court put the duo on a 7-day remand in 2 cases

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has interrogated Jubo League leader GK Shamim and expelled Jubo League Dhaka south city unit organizing secretary Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan for allegedly amassing illegal wealth.

An ACC team, led by its Director Syed Iqbal Hossain started the interrogation at the ACC headquarters on Tuesday morning.

ACC Deputy Director (media) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter.

Shamim was brought for questioning for the third day and Khalid for the second of their seven-day remand.

According to case files, ACC found that Shamim amassed Tk50 crore illegally via immovable wealth till the fiscal year (FY) 2018-19. He tried to show the legitimate source of Tk402,140,744 of his income but did not have any source backing the remaining Tk97,859,256. On investigation, it was found that the entire sum of around Tk50 crore was amassed illegally.

Similarly, his company GK Builders Private Limited also could not show legitimate source of income of Tk435,740,832 for FY 2017-18.

Additionally, Shamim amassed Tk363,518,719 in movable wealth via GK Builders' shares, cars, and FDRs which also did not have a valid source. He held 80% of the shares and the remaining 20% were owned by his mother, Ayesha Akhter.

Besides, Tk18,128,000 in cash, Tk747,000 in foreign currency ($9,000), and FDRs worth Tk1,652,765,000 was recovered from Shamim's house during his arrest on September 20.

The High Court also rejected the writ petition which was filed seeking a direction from authorities concerned to reopen the seized bank accounts of GK Builders, owned by Shamim.

Khalid was charged with acquiring Tk5.5 crore illegally.

Alongside the case filed by ACC, Khalid is also facing four more cases under Arms Act, Narcotics Control Act, and Money Laundering Prevention Act.

On October 21, the anti-graft watchdog filed two cases against Shamim and Khalid.

On October 27, a Dhaka court placed the duo on seven-day remand under ACC custody in the cases.

Khalid, also president of Fakirapool Youngmen's Club, was arrested in Dhaka's Gulshan area by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on September 18 for running an illegal casino inside the sporting club.

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.