Alexa Tarique’s friend Mamun gets 7-year jail

Dhaka, Monday   21 October 2019


Money laundering case   

Tarique’s friend Mamun gets 7-year jail

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 01:38 PM, 24 April 2019  

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The court has sentenced BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s friend Gias Uddin Al Mamun to seven-year imprisonment and fined Tk 12 crore in a money laundering case.

On Wednesday, Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 pronounced the judgment in the presence of Mamun. Before the verdict, Mamun was produced before the court. 

On April 8, Judge Abu Syed Dilzar Hossain set April 24 to pronounce judgment in the case as both prosecution and defense concluded their arguments on that day. 

According to the complaint, Mamun received tender for modernization of the signal system of the railway system from the chairman of BTL and Globe Pharmaceuticals, M Shahjad Ali. But while finalizing the proceedings, Mamun claimed illicit money from his. Otherwise, a threat made for cancellation the tender. 

Mamun took Tk 6,01,57,762  between 2003 and 2006. Later, he trafficked those money Bangladesh from London to the NatWest Bank. On September 22, 2011, the ACC filed a case with Cantonment Police Station in Dhaka. The ACC filed a charge sheet against Mamun on April 29 next year. Of 12 witnesses, ten people testified in court.

On January 30, 2007, Gias Uddin Al Mamun was arrested by the joint forces during the caretaker government period. Since then he is in jail. On November 17, 2013, Dhaka Special Judge Court-3  sentenced Mamun to another seven years in another money-laundering case. Along with the verdict, Mamun was fined Tk 40 crore. The court also ordered to seize Tk 20, 41,25,613 for the favor of the state.