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Money laundering case

No testimony taken against GK Shamim, 7 bodyguards

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:56 PM, 3 December 2020  

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No testimony was taken today against SM Golam Kibria Shamim along with seven bodyguards in the money laundering case as the witness was not present. 

Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 set 24 December on Thursday for the next testimony. 

The other accused in the case are - Delwar Hossain, Murad Hossain, Md. Jahidul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Jamal Hossain, Samsad Hossain and Aminul Islam. 

Earlier in the morning, accused GK Shamim and other accused were produced in court. However, as the witness was not present on the day, the state appealed for time. The court granted the petition and fixed 24 December for the next hearing. 

The court rejected the dismissal plea and framed charges against the accused on 10 November. With this, the formal trial of the case began. On 19 November, plaintiff Nayek Subedar Mizanur Rahman testified in court. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Court Judge KM Imrul Kayes’s court took cognizance of the chargesheet on 5 October and transferred the case to Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 for trial. 

CID’s Additional Superintendent of Police Economic Crime Squad Abu Saeed filed a chargesheet against eight people on 4 August. A total of 26 people were called as witnesses in the case. 

RAB-1 Nayek Subedar Mizanur Rahman filed the case on 21 September 2019 against the accused with Gulshan Police Station under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

On 20 September 20, RAB raided Shamim’s house and office in the capital’s Niketan and seized 8 firearms, a large quantity of ammunition, an FDR worth Tk 165 crore and about Tk 1.81 crore in cash, a large amount of foreign currency and liquor.