Faridpur Juba League leader arrested in money laundering case

Staff Correspondent | Published: 19:15, Aug 02,2020 | Updated: 19:19, Aug 02,2020


Faridpur municipal unit Awami Juba League general secretary Asibur Rahman Farhan. —UNB photo

The police arrested Faridpur municipal unit Awami Juba League general secretary Asibur Rahman Farhan, 40, at his house in the district town on early Sunday in a case of laundering Tk 2,000 crore.

Faridpur Kotwali police station officer-in-charge Murshed Alam told New Age that they arrested Asibur following a requisition of Criminal Investigation Department in the case of laundering Tk 2,000 crore lodged by CID with Kafrul police station in Dhaka.

He said that they produced Asibur before a court in Faridpur which sent him to jail.

CID on June 26 lodged the case with Kafrul police station in the capital against recently-sacked Faridpur municipal unit Awami League general secretary Sazzad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel accusing them of laundering the money.

The siblings were later arrested and they reportedly made confessions on July 24 following interrogation in police custody for three days.

On July 31, the police in arrested ruling Awami League’s Faridpur municipal unit president Nazmul Islam Khandaker Levy, 61, and district Sramik League treasurer Billal Hossain, 55, at their homes in the district town in the case.

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