A former leader of Faridpur town Awami League unit and his brother today confessed to a magistrate of having laundered over Tk 2,000 crore abroad on different dates, an official of the court said.
They are: Sajjad Hossain alias Barkat, former unit Awami League general secretary, and his brother Imtiaz Hasan alias Rubel, former president of Faridpur Press Club.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter recorded their confessional statements after Uttam Kumar Biswas, assistant superintendent of police of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), and also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before her at her chamber.
They were produced before the court on expiry of their three-day remand in the second phase.
In their statements, the duo told the magistrate how they earned a lot of money illegally and how they laundered those abroad.
After recording their statements, the magistrate sent them to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.
SM Miraj Al Mahmud, a CID inspector, lodged the case against the two brothers under the money laundering act with Kafrul Police Station on June 26.
On June 7, police arrested nine people, including Sajjad and Rubel, from different parts of Faridpur town for their alleged involvement in attacking a house of one Subal Chandra in the town's Goalchamat area on May 16.
According to the case statement, the duo amassed huge amount of wealth after they won contracts from various government departments in the district, including LGED, BRTA, and roads and highways, through manipulation since 2010.
They were also allegedly involved in drug trading and grabbing land. The two became owners of around 23 buses, and several trucks and luxurious cars.