ACC to sue Awami League leaders Enam, Rupan

GK Shamim, Khaled to be shown arrested 

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:14, Oct 23,2019 | Updated: 00:41, Oct 23,2019


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday decided to sue ruling Awami League’s Gandaria thana unit vice-president Enamul  Haque Enu, joint general secretary Rupan Bhuiyan and two close associates of Enam for their alleged illegal wealth accumulation.

Enam and Rupan are brothers while Harunur Rashid and Abul Kalam are Enam’s close associates.

The commission decided to file separate cases against them, one against Enam, Harun and Kalam and the other case against Rupan, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee told reporters.

He said that ACC assistant director Muhammad Neamul Ahsan Gazi and Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury would file the cases.

According to ACC officials, the commission found illegal wealth worth of Tk 21.89 crore in names of Enamul, Harun and Kalam and illegal wealth worth of Tk 14 crore in name of Rupon.

Dhaka senior special judge court’s acting judge M Al Mamun fixed October 27 to hear ACC’s application to show as arrested controversial contactor SM Golam Kibria Shamim and suspended Juba League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan in corruption cases.

The court passed the order responding to  separate applications the ACC had filed on Monday.

In the case against GK Shamim, his mother Ayesha Akter and Khaled Mahmud are also accused of illegal wealth accumulation.

GK Shamim and Khaled Mahmud are already in  jail custody since they were arrested by RAB during its crackdown against corruption and illegal wealth accumulation.

On September 25,  RAB filed two cases with Wari police station against Enamul, Rupan and unnamed others a day after they were arrested under the Money Laundering Prevention Act 2012 and the Arms Act 1878.

The cases were filed  in connection with the seizure of Tk 5.05 crore in cash and 730 bharis of gold from the houses of Enamul, his associates and employees in the capital’s Gandaria, Dholaikhal and Narinda areas during RAB’s daylong operation.

On September 18, RAB arrested Khalid, also president of Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club, at Gulshan for illegally running casino in the club.

On September 30 the ACC launched inquiries  to detect illegal wealth accumulated by people by running illegal casinos and businesses.

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