GK Shamim was detained by the RAB along with his seven bodyguards on charges of extortion and manipulating tenders
A Dhaka court on Monday allowed the criminal investigation department of the police to take Jubo League leader SM Golam Kibria Shamim on a previously granted five-day remand in a case filed under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.
Metropolitan Magistrate Shabbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order after Shamim was produced at court.
Earlier on September 20, GK Shamim, a top government-listed contractor, was detained by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) along with his seven bodyguards on charges of extortion and manipulating tenders.
RAB also seized Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDR) worth Tk165 crore and around Tk1.8 crore in cash from his possession. The elite anti-crime force also confiscated illegal firearms, ammunition and drugs from Shamim's office at Niketon in the capital.
RAB later filed three cases – one under the Arms Act, one under the Narcotics Act and another under the Money Laundering Prevention Act – against Shamim.
On September 21, the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter placed Shamim on 10-day remand in two cases filed under the arms and narcotics acts.
He was put on remand for another nine days on October 2 in two case filed against him.