Money Laundering Case: Charges pressed against Enamul-Rupon, 8 others
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday pressed charges against "Casino Brothers " -- Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan -- and eight others in a case filed over laundering Tk 17 crore.
Inspector Mehedi Maksud, also the case's investigation officer, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka, showing 25 people as prosecution witnesses.
Enamul is a former vice-president of the Gendaria unit of Awami League while Rupon is joint general secretary of the same unit.
The other accused are -- their three brothers Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan, Rashidul Haque Bhuiyan and Merajul Haque Bhuiyan, general secretary of Wanderer's Club in Motijheel Joy Gopal Sarkar and their accomplices Tuhin Munshi, Nabin Hossain Sikder, Saiful Islam and Pavel Rahman. Of them, Enu, Rupon, Joy Gopal, Tuhin, Nabin and Saiful were earlier arrested and they are now in jail in connection with the case filed with Sutrapur Police Station on September 25 last year. Shahidul, Rashidul, Merajul and Pavel are on the run.
The IO showed Shahidul, Rashidul, Merajul and Pavel fugitive in the charge sheet and appealed to the court to issue arrest warrant against them.Enamul and Rupon were arrested on January 13 at a house in South Keraniganj. They went into hiding after law enforcers launched a crackdown on illegal casinos, bars, spas and graft last year.
The two brothers have 20 houses, 128 flats, 25 kathas of land in the capital, five cars, and Tk 19.11 crore in 91 bank accounts frozen by the Bangladesh Bank, according to the charge sheet.