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The High Court on Monday granted bail to AHM Fuad, Assistant Personal Secretary to former Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives in a case filed over laundering Tk 2,500 Crore, earned through illegal means. The bench of Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Khizir Hayat passed the order during a hearing on a bail petition submitted by the accused. However, Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin, representing the state during the hearing, told UNB an appeal will be made to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court seeking suspension of the bail. Read more: Actress Pori Moni's petition for cancelling narcotics case dismissed On June 26, 2020, Criminal Investigation Department Inspector SM Miraz Al Mahmud filed a case against ousted Faridpur Awami League General Secretary Sazzad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel at capital’s Kafrul police station over money laundering. On March 3, 2021, a charge sheet was submitted in this case against 10 people including AHM Fuad, Barkat, Rubel, Khondokar Nazmul Hossain levi, former president of Faridpur AL, Swechchasebak League leader Ashiqur Rahman alias Farhan, Jubo League leader Fahan Bin Wazed Fine. According to the case complaint, accused Barkat secured the position of top leader of ruling party in the district despite being related to two fugitive death-row convicts for war crimes, Razakars Khokon and Bacchu. Meanwhile his brother Rabiul grabbed the position of Faridpur Press Club president despite never being a journalist. Sheltered and recommended by former Faridpur sadar upazila chairman Khondokar Mohtesham Hasan, and Jubo League leader AHM Fuad, the two brothers illegally acquired assets worth Tk 3,000 crore by controlling tender, trading commissions, drug trade, and extortion from the transportation sector. Read more: HC order granting bail to ex-NSU trustee MA Kashem stayed by SC Of this asset Tk 2,535 crore has already been laundered to foreign countries through Hundi, the complaint said. The case is currently under trial against 51 people including 10 named in the charge sheet. APS of former LGRD minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Fuad submitted a petition seeking bail to the High Court. The High Court today granted him bail disposing a rule it issued earlier in this regard.
A Dhaka court on Monday extended the bail of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat until October 20 in a money laundering case. Judge Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman of the Special Judge's Court-6 passed the order after Samrat's lawyer Afroza Shahanaz Parvin Hira submitted an application, seeking permanent bail in the case. On August 22, the same court granted ad-interim bail to Samrat till September 19 considering his poor health condition on a Tk10,000 bond. In the bail order, the court asked him to submit his passport to the court as his bail condition, and anyway he has to take court permission to go abroad. Earlier, Samrat secured bail in a drugs case on April 11 and in an Arms Act case and a money laundering case on April 10. The expelled Jubo League leader has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital since November 24 last year. In October 2019, Rab detained Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla. Read: Jubo League leader Samrat arrested Rab raided his Kakrail office the next day. Huge quantities of foreign liquor, pistols, and two hides of kangaroo were seized from his office. He was later sentenced by a mobile court to six months in prison under the Wildlife Conservation Act. Abdul Khaleque, deputy assistant director of Rab-1 lodged two complaints against Samrat at Ramna police station under the Arms and the Narcotics Acts. Arman was also made an accused in the narcotics case. Shekhar Chandra Mallik, a sub-inspector, submitted a chargesheet against Samrat in the Arms Act case. Read: Expelled Jubo League leader Samrat gets bail in arms and money laundering cases ACC lodged a complaint against him for acquiring assets worth Tk 2.94 crore beyond his known sources of income. Rashedur Rahman, sub-inspector of CID, registered a case against him at the Ramna police station for laundering Tk 195 crore to Malaysia and Singapore. Last November, the investigating officer in the case submitted a charge sheet in court.
A Dhaka court today (September 8, 2022) framed charges against Proshanto Kumar Halder, disgraced director of International Leasing and Finance Service Ltd (ILFSL), and 13 others in a case over laundering money and amassing illegal assets. The other accused are- PK Halder's mother Lilabati Halder, Purnima Rani Halder, Uttam Kumar Mistry, Amitabh Adhikari, Pritish Kumar Halder, Rajib Som, Subrata Das, Ananga Mohan Roy, Swapan Kumar Mistry, Sukumar Mridha, Anindita Mridha, Abantika Baral, Shankha Bepari. Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam framed the charges and ordered to begin trial. Read: 2 more associates of PK Halder held in city Sukumar Mridha, his daughter Anindita Mridha, Abantika Baral and Shankha Bepari ,now in jail,pleaded not guilty during today’s hearing. However, PK Halder and nine others were shown fugitives and will be tried in absentia. The court also fixed September 22 for recording testimonies of the witnesses. This is the first of three dozen cases filed against PK Halder and his associates. On January 8, 2020, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury filed the case against PK Halder at the Dhaka Integrated District Office for acquiring illegal assets of around Tk 275 crore. In the chargesheet submitted by ACC, PK Halder was accused of illegally laundering 1.17 lakh Canadian dollars to Canada. Read: Extradition of PK Halder has to go through legal process: Indian envoy Halder had been on the run since being charged by the ACC for money laundering and amassing ill-gotten wealth. On May 13 this year, India's federal economic offences police arrested PK Halder and his two associates from the eastern state of West Bengal. He is now in Indian jail.
A Dhaka court on Monday granted bail to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a money laundering case. Judge Asad Md Asifuzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 granted him bail till September 19 considering his poor health condition on a Tk10,000 bond. With this, Samrat has secured bail in four cases and there is no legal bar to his release, said his lawyer Ehsanul Haque Samazi. Earlier this morning, the former president of Dhaka South Jubo League was produced before the court from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital. Read: HC stresses accessibility of DCs to the people during contempt hearing The court also asked him to submit his passport to the court as his bail condition, and anyway he has to take court permission to go abroad. Earlier, Samrat secured bail in a drugs case on April 11 and in an Arms Act case and a money laundering case on April 10. The expelled Jubo League leader has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital since November 24 last year. In October 2019, Rab detained Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla. Rab raided his Kakrail office the next day. Huge quantities of foreign liquor, pistols, and two hides of kangaroo were seized from his office. He was later sentenced by a mobile court to six months in prison under the Wildlife Conservation Act. Read: 4 held over Tongi businessman murder Abdul Khaleque, deputy assistant director of Rab-1 lodged two complaints against Samrat at Ramna police station under the Arms and the Narcotics Acts. Arman was also made an accused in the narcotics case. Shekhar Chandra Mallik, a sub-inspector, submitted a chargesheet against Samrat in the Arms Act case. ACC lodged a complaint against him for acquiring assets worth Tk 2.94 crore beyond his known sources of income. Rashedur Rahman, sub-inspector of CID, registered a case against him at the Ramna police station for laundering Tk 195 crore to Malaysia and Singapore. Last November, the investigating officer in the case submitted a charge sheet in court.
A Dhaka court has directed to send Farah Diba, one of the accused directors of Destiny Multipurpose Co-Operative Society Ltd and wife of sentenced Managing Director Rafiqul Amin, to jail in a money laundering case. Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 Judge Sheikh Najmul Alam passed the order on Sunday after the accused appealed for bail after her surrender. Lawyer Shahinul Islam Oni appeared for the accused while prosecutor Mir Ahmmed Ali Salam objected to the bail plea on behalf of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Also read: ACC appeals to HC to increase sentence of 45 Destiny executives On May 12, a Dhaka court sentenced all 46 accused, including Destiny Group MD Rafiqul Amin, his wife Farah Diba, and Destiny-2000 president Lt Gen Harun (retd), to different terms of imprisonment in the money laundering case and fined Tk 2,300 crore. Rafiqul Amin has been awarded 12 years imprisonment and Farah Diba was awarded eight-years imprisonment in this case. On 31 July 2012, two separate cases were filed with the Kalabagan police station against Rafiqul and other officials of Destiny on the allegation of embezzling money from the investors in the name of Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society and Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and laundering it. Also read: Issue red alerts for arrest of 39 fugitives in Destiny scam case: HC According to the case complaint, Destiny group collected Tk 1,901 crore from the investors and embezzled Tk 1,861.45 crore of it. As a result, Its eight lakh investors faced loss.
A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced 11 people including expelled Awami League (AL) leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan to seven years' imprisonment in a money laundering case. The other convicts are- their three brothers Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan, Rashidul Haque Bhuiyan and Merajul Haque Bhuiyan, Joy Gopal Sarkar, Tuhin Munshi, Nabir Hossain Sikder, Saiful Islam, Sunny Mostafa and Pavel Rahman. Also read: HC rejects bail petitions of ex-AL leaders Enu, Rupon Special Court-5 Judge Iqbal Hossain delivered the judgment. The court also fined the convicts Tk 4 lakh each, in default, to suffer another year of imprisonment. Among the convicts, Shiplu, Rashedul, Sahidul and Pavel are on the run since the beginning of the case while Tuhin secured bail. The other six convicts are in jail now. Earlier, the court fixed April 6 for delivering the judgment. However, the judgment was not delivered on that day as Judge Iqbal Hossain was on leave. Later, Acting Judge Monir Kamal fixed April 25 for the pronouncing the judgment . According to police, Enamul was the director of Dhaka Wanderers Club and vice-president of the Awami League's Gendaria unit, while his brother Rupom was the joint general secretary for the same area. They were expelled after the incident. Both were involved in the casino business at Wanderer’s Club, according to the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab). According to the case, Rab members conducted an anti-casino drive at the house of Abul Kalam Azad, an employee of Wanderers Club, on Lalmohan Saha Street in Wari and seized Tk 2 crore on September 24 in 2019. Ziaul Hasan, police inspector (City & Vehicle) of Rab-3, filed a case at Wari police station in this regard on September 25 of the year. Also read: Casino crackdown: Enamul, Rupon indicted for money laundering As per the case, Enamul and Rupon earned billions by operating casinos for a long time. During the anti-casino drive, they kept illegally earned money in Kalam's house to cover up their misdeeds which is a crime under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. After the investigation on July 11 in 2020, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Inspector Mohammad Sadek Ali submitted the chargesheet against 11 accused. Later on January 5 in 2021, the court framed charges against the accused.
The High Court on Monday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why Regent group chairman Mohammad Shahed should not be granted bail in a money laundering case. The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the rule. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and others concerned have been asked to respond to the rule within four weeks. Read: Regent's Shahed denied bail in money laundering case Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon appeared for Shahed in the court while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC. On May 24, the High Court denied bail to Mohammad Shahed in the case. On August 25 last year, Criminal Investigation Department inspector Ibrahim Hossain filed the case against Shahed and Regent Group Managing Director Masud Parvez at Uttara West Police Station on charge of laundering 11.02 crore. On July 15 last year, Rab members arrested Shahed from the border area of Satkhira's Debhata on charge of issuing fake Covid certificates. Read: Arms case: Regent Chairman Shahed sentenced to life imprisonment Rab members raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital on July 6 and arrested eight people on charges of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and charging exorbitant fees for Covid testing and treatment of inpatients. On July 7 last year, the head office of the Regent Group and both the hospitals were sealed off and 17 people, including Shahed, were sued on charges of issuing fake Covid test reports and taking money from Covid patients for tests and treatment. On Sept 28, 2020 a Dhaka court sentenced him to life imprisonment in an arms case.
Police in a drive have arrested a former leader of Jubo League from Bashundhara area of Dhaka in a case over money laundering. The arrestee is AHM Fuad, former Jubo League leader and a chargesheeted accused in the money laundering case. Read: 6 members of illegal kidney trading racket arrested: Rab He was an APS of ex-Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (LGRD) Minister Engineer Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. Tipped off, a team of police arrested Fuad from the city’s Bashundhara area on Tuesday night, said additional superintendent of Faridpur Police Jamal Pasha. Fuad was also accused in seven more cases including one on charge of carrying out vandalism. Read:Ringleader of human trafficking syndicate among 8 held in city Warrants for his arrest were also issued in three separate cases, he added. Fuad was removed from the post of convener of Faridpur district unit Awami League after being accused in the money laundering case.
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday upheld the bail of Rashedul Haque Chisty, the son of former chairman of Farmers Bank audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty, in a money laundering case.
The High Court on Tuesday issued a travel ban against 25 alleged accomplices of PK Halder, the fugitive ex-financier who swindled over Tk 10,000 crore and run a spate of NBFIs into the ground, over a money laundering case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).