Bodyguards of GK Shamim remanded again in arms case

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Dhaka, October 06: A Dhaka court on Sunday placed seven bodyguards of corrupt contractor Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim on a three-day remand in a case lodged with Gulshan Police Station for possessing illegal arms.The accused are Delwar Hossain, Murad Hossain, Jahidul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Kamal Hossain, Samsad Hossain and Aminul Islam.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Moinul Islam passed the order as the accused were produced before the court after end of their four-day remand in anti-money laundering case.

Investigation officer of the arms case and RAB-1 sub-inspector Shekhar Chandra Mallik today pleaded to place the accused on seven-day remand in the case, while defence argued for their bail.

After hearing both the sides, the court placed them on three-day remand each.

Earlier on October 1, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury placed the seven bodyguards on a four-day remand in the anti-money laundering case.

Earlier on September 26, the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari showed them arrested in a case lodged with Gulshan Police Station under money laundering prevention act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Mahmuda Akter on September 21 placed Shamim on five-day remand in arms case and five-day remand in narcotics case as Gulshan police produced him before the court and pleaded to put him on total 14-day remand in the two cases.

The court also placed seven of his bodyguards on a four-day remand each in arms case.

Earlier 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.