Laundering Tk 2,000cr: Faridpur BCL president confesses to magistrate
09:15 PM, August 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:29 PM, August 26, 2020

Laundering Tk 2,000cr: Faridpur BCL president confesses to magistrate

Faridpur district unit Chhatra League President Nishan Mahmud Shamim today confessed to a Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate that he, along with others, was involved in laundering Tk 2,000 crore.

Metropolitan Magistrate Debdash Chandra Adhikary recorded after Uttam Kumar Biswas, assistant superintendent of police of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) -- also the investigation officer (IO) of the case -- produced him at his chamber.

Shamim (31), son of Kamal Uddin Munshi of Mordha Alipur of Faridpur area, was arrested from Uttara on August 21.

On Tuesday, 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, gave confessional statements before three separate magistrates.

In his statement given today, Nishan said he along with other accused, laundered the money which they earned through illegal means.

After recording his statement, the magistrate sent him to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.

Police have so far arrested nine people involved with laundering the Tk 2,000 crore amount.

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.

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