GK Shamim, a top government listed contractor, was denied bail again in a case filed over amassing Tk 297.08 crore beyond his known source of income.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge’s Court of Dhaka gave the order after Shamim’s lawyer filed the bail petition.
Earlier on October 27 last year, this court had refused him bail and placed him on a seven-day remand in the case.
On October 21, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against Shamim and his mother.
According to the case statement, Shamim owned fixed property worth Tk 50 crore and movable property worth around Tk 39 crore in 2018-19.
Shamim is one of the top contractors of the Public Works Department and other government organisations. His firm, GKB & Company (Pvt) Ltd, is handling 15 major construction projects of the government worth Tk 3,000 crore.
Rab members on September 20 arrested Shamim also known as a Jubo League leader, on charges of extortion and tender manipulation. Seven of his bodyguards were also arrested at the same time.
The elite force raided his house and office at Niketan in the morning and seized eight firearms, a huge amount of ammunition, Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore and around Tk 1.8 crore in cash, a large stash of US and Singaporean dollars and some foreign liquor.
The next day, Shamim was placed on a 10-day remand in the cases filed under the Arms Act and Narcotics Control Act.
UP CHAIRMAN MOSTAFA KAMAL GRANTED BAIL
The same special court today granted bail to Union Parishad Chairman Mohammad Mostafa Kamal in a case filed over amassing Tk 2.52 crore illegally and concealing wealth statement worth Tk 84.72 lakh.
Kamal is the brother-in-law of Mahbubul Haque Chisty, former chairman of Farmers Bank audit committee, who is now in jail on different corruption charges.
The ACC had earlier arrested Mostafa, the UP chairman of Dhanoa at Bakshiganj in Jamalpur district, over the case.