Dhaka, September 21: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) handed over SM Golam Kibria Shamim and his seven bodyguards to Gulshan Police Station at 2:55pm on Saturday. Confirming the matter to Jago News, Md Sadek, Sub Inspector of the police station, said the process is ongoing to file three cases against them in drugs, arms and money laundering act.
Earlier on Friday afternoon, RAB members arrested Shamim, a top government-listed contractor who is known to be a Jubo League leader, on charges of extortion and tender business.
The elite force raided his house and office in the city’s Niketon and seized eight firearms, a huge amount of ammunition, Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) worth Tk 165 crore and around Tk 1.8 crore in cash, a large stash of US and Singaporean dollars and some foreign liquor.
Seven of his armed bodyguards were also arrested.
Soon after his arrest, social media was flooded with photos where he is seen alongside senior Awami League leaders, ministers and former and current police and Rab officials.
But Awami League and Jubo League leaders were quick to disown him.