A court here today transferred arms case lodged against corrupt contractor Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim and his seven bodyguards for further hearing.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari sent the matter to Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court after signing on the charge sheet filed in the case on October 27.
Investigation officer and RAB-1 sub-inspector Shekhar Chandra Mallik filed the charge sheet with Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate court last afternoon.
The other seven accused are – Delwar Hossain, Murad Hossain, Jahidul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Kamal Hossain, Samsad Hossain and Aminul Islam.
A mobile court of the RAB led by Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam surrounded Shamim's business office at Niketan and conducted the raid on the afternoon of September 20.
Shamim, who used to con people by identifying himself as a leader of Jubo League, was detained along with his seven bodyguards and around Taka two crore in cash and Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) of about Taka 165 crore were seized from his capital's Niketan office.
Apart from the money, the elite anti-crime force also recovered illegal firearms, ammunition and drugs from Shamim's office.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed three cases, one under arms act, one under narcotics act and another under money laundering prevention act against Shamim, making his bodyguards co-accused in the arms case.