Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the office of Jubo League leader GK Shamim on Friday morning.
RAB executive magistrate Sarwar Alam confirmed that he has led the operation on GKB Company, located on the fourth storey of House 144, Road 5, Block D at Niketon in the capital city around 11:00am.
Jubo League is the youth wing of ruling Awami League.
An employee of the company, Didarul Islam, told newsmen that RAB personnel arrived in the vicinity early in the morning. They checked the arms licence of seven of Golam Kibria Shamim’s bodyguards.
He said that though they had valid firearm licences, they were picked up and taken away.
GK Shamim has another house in Niketon from where he was called and brought to the office. The raid is being conducted in his presence.
Shamim is known as a powerful contractor in Sabujbagh, Bashabo, Motijheel and other areas of Dhaka city. He controls most of the contracts of the public works department.