Faridpur town Awami League's organising secretary Jafar Iqbal Harun Mondal was yesterday shown arrested in a Tk 2,000 crore money laundering case.
Jafar is also a cousin of Sajjad Hossain alias Barkat, the principal accused in the case and also former general secretary of Faridpur town AL.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Masud-Ur-Rahman passed the order after Uttam Kumar Biswas, assistant superintendent of police of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before court with a prayer to show him arrested in the case.
Jafar was arrested on December 24 from Faridpur. Eleven others accused, including Sajjad, were earlier arrested from different places on different dates.
Of them, 10, including Sajjad and Jafar, are now in jail, while two are on out bail. Sajjad and five others have already given their confessional statements before the magistrates.
SM Miraj Al Mahmud, a CID inspector, lodged the case against Sajjad and Jafar under the money laundering act with Kafrul Police Station on June 26.
According to the case statement, the two amassed huge amounts of wealth after they won contracts, through manipulation, from various government departments in the district, including LGED, BRTA and the roads and highways division, since 2010.
They were also allegedly involved in drug smuggling and land grabbing.
Meanwhile, they became owners of around 23 buses, several trucks and cars.