The High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail petitions of four body guards of GK Shamim in a money laundering case.
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam also directed the investigation officer of the case to complete the investigation within four weeks after rejecting a rule on their bail.
Earlier, on March 3, the High Court asked the authorities concerned to submit a report within March 5 explaining how and on what basis the four bodyguards secured license for keeping arms.
The court also sought information about their income tax returns.
It also issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why four bodyguards of GK Shamim should not be granted bail in the case.
The four body guards Mohammad Zahidul Islam, Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Kamal Hossain and Shamshad Hossain, filed bail petition with the High Court when a subordinate court rejected their bail plea on December 24.
On Monday, their lawyer submitted affidavit copies of their income tax returns
Md Khurshid Alam Khan stood for Anti-corruption commission, deputy attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik, assistant attorney general Mahjabin Rabbani Dipa represented the state.
Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim, who was known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital, was arrested on September 20, 2019.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members seized illegal firearms and Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies from his house and office at Niketan.
The elite force filed three cases –- one under the narcotics control, one under the money-laundering prevention and the other under the arms acts -– against Shamim with Gulshan Police Station on September 21.
The four bodyguards of Shamim were shown arrested in a money-laundering case.