Dhaka, Nov 4 (UNB) – The High Court (HC) on Monday turned down a writ petition filed seeking reactivation of three bank accounts of Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim.
The bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Md Mahmud Hassan Talukder rejected the petition citing that it was not pressed.
Advocate Wazi Ullah stood for Shamim while Additional Attorney General Murad Reza represented the state.
On September 23, the Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) asked all the banks and financial institutions to freeze the bank accounts of GK Shamim and his company. Later, a writ petition was filed seeking reactivation of his accounts.
Shamim was arrested along with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money from his Niketan office on September 20 in the ongoing drive against casino business and other anti-social business. Seven of his bodyguards were also arrested during the raid.
Rab members seized Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and huge stash of foreign currencies during the drive.
A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of ‘GKB & Company Pvt Limited’.