Charge sheet against Barkat, Rubel accepted...

Dhaka, Tuesday   26 October 2021

Money laundering case worth Tk2,000 crore

Charge sheet against Barkat, Rubel accepted

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:03 PM, 30 September 2021  

Sajjad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel

Sajjad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel

A court in Dhaka on Thursday accepted a charge sheet against 10 people, including Sajjad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel, in a money laundering case worth Tk 2,000 crore. 

The other accused are - former Faridpur town Jubo League president Khandakar Nazmul Islam Levi, Ashiqur Rahman Farhan, Khandaker Mohtesam Hossain Babar,  AHM Fuad, Fahad bin Wazed Fahim alias Fahim, Kamrul Hasan David, Mohammad Ali Minar, and Tariqul Islam alias Nasim. 

Of them, Barkat, Rubel, Levi, and Farhan are now in jail. 

After accepting the charges, Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka issued arrest warrants against six accused since they were shown as "fugitive accused" in the charge sheet. 

On June 26 last year, CID inspector SM Miraj Al Mahmud lodged the lawsuit with Kafrul Police Station against the two brothers - Barkat and Rubel - under the money laundering act.

According to the case statement, they amassed huge amounts of wealth after winning contracts from various government departments in the district through manipulation since 2010. They were allegedly involved in drug smuggling and land grabbing. The two became owners of around 23 buses, several trucks, and private cars. 

On March 3 this year, assistant superintendent of police of the CID and also the investigation officer (IO) in the case Uttam Kumar Biswas submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court in Dhaka.