A Dhaka court today placed online casino “kingpin” Salim Prodhan on a seven-day remand in a case filed for amassing wealth illegally.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Senior Special Judge’s Court in Dhaka passed the order after ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anowar Prodhan, also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court with a 10-day remand prayer.
On October 27, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against Salim with the commission’s Integrated District Office.
The anti-graft body in its enquiry found that Salim amassed wealth of Tk 12.27 crore beyond their known sources of income.
On September 30, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested businessman Salim from a Bangkok-bound flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on charges of running an online casino and money laundering.
Salim in his 2018-19 income tax file showed the immovable property of Tk 11.64 crore and movable property worth Tk 20 lakh.
According to the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), Salim has Tk 54.5 lakh more in savings in different banks but did not point it out in the tax file.
Salim Prodhan could not show any particular source of Tk 12.385 crore which is incongruent to his known source of income, reads the FIR.