Criminal Investigation Department today submitted a petition to show three Awami League leaders of Faridpur town unit arrested in a Tk 2,000-crore money laundering case.
The accused are -- Nazmul Islam Khandakar (61), president of Faridpur town unit of AL, Billal Hossain (54), former treasurer of Faridpur Sramik League, and Arifur Rahman (40), general secretary of Faridpur town unit Jubo League.
They were arrested from different places in Faridpur town on July 31 and August 2.
Uttam Kumar Biswas, assistant superintendent of police of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the petition to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mamunur Rashid fixed August 19 to hear the petition in the presence of the accused.
The same court fixed August 12 to hear another petition submitted on July 30 to show arrested three others accused -- Mahfuzur Rahman Mamun, Faridpur town AL joint general secretary, Md Moniruzzaman, Faridpur Pourasava extended ward 25 AL general secretary, and Sumon Saha, an AL activist -- in the same case.
All six accused were arrested on the basis of confessional statements of two brothers, who were arrested earlier.
On July 24, Sajjad Hossain alias Barkat, former unit Awami League general secretary, and his brother Imtiaz Hasan alias Rubel, former president of Faridpur Press Club, gave confessional statements before a magistrate narrating their involvement in laundering money.
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.