Enamul, Rupon placed on 4-day remand

Staff Reporter Published: 14 January 2020, 03:13 PM
Enamul, Rupon placed on 4-day remand

A Dhaka court has placed Gendaria Awami League Vice President Enamul Haque and his brother General Secretary Rupon Bhuiyan on a 4-day remand and their accomplice Sani Mostofa on a 3-day remand in a case filed under the Money Laundering Prevention Act. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury passed the order on Tuesday. 

Earlier on Monday morning, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in separate drives arrested them from Keraniganj, outskirts of the capital, for their alleged involvement in running casino business.

During the separate drives conducted by a team of Economic Squad of CID’s Organised Crime Unit, the law enforcers also recovered Taka 40 lakh and 12 mobile phone sets from their possession.

Police said they went into hiding soon after the current government started a massive haunt against the illegal casino business last year.

On September 25, 2019, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the houses of Enamul and Rupon in the capital’s old Dhaka and seized Tk 5 crore in cash, 720 tolas of gold ornaments and five firearms.

Seven cases were filed against them with Wari, Gendaria and Sutrapur police stations under the money laundering prevention, special power and firearms acts last year.