A Dhaka court today sent corrupt contractor Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim to jail as police produced him before the court after end of his five-day remand in a money laundering case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order as investigation officer (IO) and CID senior assistant superintendent of police Abu Sayeed produced Shamim before the court and pleaded to keep him behind bars until the end of probe in the case. Shamim's counsel, however, pleaded for his bail.
After hearing both the sides, the court sent Shamim to jail.
A Dhaka court on October 2 placed Shamim on a total of nine-day remand in two cases lodged under anti-money laundering and arms acts.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order, putting Shamim on a five-day remand in the case lodged under Money Laundering Prevention Act and four-day remand in the arms case.
Earlier the police produced him before the court after end of his 10-day remand in weapon and narcotics cases. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain at the time allowed a police plea to show Shamim arrested in anti-money laundering case.
Earlier on September 21, court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter placed Shamim on a 10-day remand in two cases lodged under weapon and narcotics acts.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed three cases, one under arms act, one under narcotics act and another under money laundering prevention act.
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.