Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – A court here on Saturday placed ‘Jubo League leader’ Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim on 10 days’ remand in two cases filed under the narcotics control and arm acts.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter granted a five-day remand in each case.
The court also put Shamim’s seven bodyguards on a four-day remand each for interrogation.
Earlier in the day, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) filed three cases – one under the Narcotics Control Act, another under the Anti-money Laundering Act and the under the Arms Act – with Gulshan Police Station against Shamim who was arrested during a drive at his Niketan office on Friday.
Shamim is known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital.
Rab raided the house and office of Shamim, who amassed huge wealth as a contractor identifying himself as a Jubo League leader, in the Niketan area and arrested him with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money.
After the drive, Rab Executive Magistrate Mohammad Sarwoer Alam had said they seized Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies.
He said the seized money was obtained illegally by Shamim as there are allegations of extortion and tender manipulation against him.
“A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of GKB & Company Pvt Limited, owned by Shamim. The firearms were allegedly used in extortion and tender manipulation,” the executive magistrate said.