Indictment hearing against Barkat, Rubel on July 3...

Tk 2,000cr money laundering case

Indictment hearing against Barkat, Rubel on July 3

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:58 PM, 12 June 2022  

Sajjad Hossain Barkat and Imtiaz Hasan Rubel - File Photo

Sajjad Hossain Barkat and Imtiaz Hasan Rubel - File Photo

A Dhaka court has fixed July 3 for an indictment hearing against 10 people including Sajjad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hasan Rubel in a money laundering case worth Tk 2,000 crore. 

Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge's Court-10 on Sunday (June 12) set the date. 

Today, the hearing was held in the presence of the investigation officer of the case. However, as it was not completed, the court fixed July 3 for the remaining indictment hearing. 

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

On March 3, 2021, Uttam Kumar Biswas, assistant superintendent of police of the CID and also the investigation officer (IO) in the case, submitted the charge sheet against 10 people including Barkat and Rubel to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court in Dhaka. 

Later on September 30 that year, judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka accepted the charge sheet. 

SM Miraj Al Mahmud, a CID inspector, lodged the case with Kafrul Police Station against the two brothers under the money laundering act on June 26, 2020.

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.