RAB arrests Jubo League leader Shamim, recovers Tk 165cr FDR money, Tk1.8cr cash

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Dhaka, September 20: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Jubo League central committee leader SM Golam Kibria Shamim following a raid at his office in the capital’s Niketan area on Friday afternoon.RAB detained also seven body guards of the JL leader and seized huge amount of money from his office during the drive, the magistrate said.

“We seized Tk 165.27 crore Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) and Tk 1.8 crore in cash and foreign currencies during the drive starting around 12:30pm,” Rab Executive Magistrate Mohammad Sarwar Alam told reporters at the spot.

He said the seized money was obtained illegally by the Jubo League leader who has allegations of extortion and tender manipulation against him.

“A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of GKB & Company Pvt Limited, owned by Shamim,” Alam said

The Jubo League leader had kept Tk 25 crore of the FDR money under his name. “Tk 140 crore was kept under his mother’s name,” he said.

“We’ll investigate the source of the money,” the Rab executive magistrate said, adding that Shamim will be accused under the Money Laundering Act.

“The firearms were allegedly used in extortion and tender manipulation,” the executive magistrate said.

A team of the elite force reached the house no-144 in the area around 12:30pm and raided it, RAB source confirmed.

Shamim is cooperative affairs secretary of the JL as well as vice president of Awami League (AL) Narayanganj district unit.

On Wednesday, Rab arrested Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan from Gulshan for running an illegal casino.