Three owners of Apan Jewellers were sent to jail today after their surrender before two courts in Dhaka in three money laundering cases filed against them.
Dildar Ahmed Selim, one of the owners of Apan Jewellers, was sent to jail after his surrender before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmin and sought bail in the case filed with Ramna Police Station.
Later, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ahsan Habib sent two other owners -- Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed-- to jail after they surrendered before the court seeking bail in two money laundering cases filed against them with Gulshan Police Station.
The trio surrendered a day after two Dhaka courts issued arrest warrants against them in the cases.
Among them, Dildar is father of the Banani rape case accused Shafat Ahmed. The trial of the rape case against Shafat and four others is going on.
On August 12, customs Intelligence filed five cases against the three owners under the Money Laundering Prevention Act.
According to the statements of the cases, owners of the much-talked-about Apan Jewellers imported around 15 mounds of gold and diamonds by “dodging tax”.