A court here on Monday placed former Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan on a 6-day remand each in cases filed under the money-laundering prevention act.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim granted a six-day remand for Enamul and Rupon after the investigating officer of the cases sought a 10-day remand to interrogate the duo.
On February 25, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive recovered Tk 26.55 crore in cash, FDRs worth Tk 5.15 crore and different foreign currencies from a house belonging to Enamul and his brother Rupon in the city’s Wari area.
Earlier on January 13, Enamul and Rupon were arrested from a house in Subadda area of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital along with 12 mobile phone sets and Tk 40 lakh in cash.
Later, the two siblings were put on a four-day remand each in two money-laundering cases.
They remained absconding since law enforcers raided their house at Gendaria in September last year and seized 8,072 grams of gold and Tk 5.5 crore in cash as part of the anti-casino drive, also known as the AL’s ‘cleansing’ campaign.
According to police, Enamul Haque has been the director of Dhaka Wanderers Club and vice-president of the Awami League's Gandaria unit, while his brother Rupom Bhuiyan was the joint general secretary for the same area.
Both the AL leaders were involved in the casino business at Wanderer’s Club, according to Rab.
On September 18 last year, a Rab-3 team conducted a drive at a casino inside Dhaka Wanderer’s Club where illegal drugs, fake currency, huge money and gambling materials were seized.