Seven cases have been filed against Dhaka Wanderers Club’s casino shareholders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan over the recovery of huge money, gold and firearms from their houses in the capital during a raid on Tuesday.
Besides, Enamul’s employee Abul Kalam and Enamul’s friend Harun-or-Rashid have been made accused in the cases, a Rab’s press release said yesterday.
Members of Rab-3 lodged the cases accusing the four, who are on the run, with Wari, Gendaria and Sutrapur police stations in the last two days under the money laundering prevention, special power and firearms acts.
On Tuesday, it raided three houses at Banianagar and Narinda in Old Dhaka.
During the raid, Rab found Tk 5.05 crore in cash, around 8.5kg of gold worth Tk 4 crore and six firearms stashed in five vaults in those houses.
According to the Rab, Enamul, vice-president of Gendaria unit Awami League, and his brother Rupon, joint general secretary of the unit, own the money, gold and firearms.
Enamul bought the gold as there was no space in the five vaults to keep the proceeds from the casino business, Rab said.
Together, the two brothers own 15 houses, and they used their firearms to terrorise people in the area, according to Rab.
Rab started the drive against illegal casinos, bars and spa centres on September 19 and arrested Dhaka City South Jubo League Organising Secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, construction mogul SM Golam Kibria Shamim and AL leader and Kalabagan Krira Chakra President Shafiqul Alam Firoz.
During the drive, over 200 others were arrested while some of the casinos were sealed off.