The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday filed three cases against Golam Kibria Shamim who was arrested during a drive at his Niketon office on Friday, reports UNB.
The elite force filed the cases with Gulshan police station, Abdul Ahad, additional deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told UNB.
He said the RAB members brought Shamim along with his seven bodyguards to the police station in the afternoon, and filed the three cases under the narcotic control, money-laundering prevention, and arms acts.
Ahad said they have sent Shamim and his bodyguards to the court.
Shamim is known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital.
RAB raided the house and office of Shamim, who amassed huge wealth as a contractor identifying himself as a Jubo League leader, in the Niketon area and arrested him with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money on Friday afternoon.
Rab executive magistrate Mohammad Sarwar Alam said they seized Tk 1.65 billion Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) and Tk 18 million in cash and foreign currencies during the drive.
He said the seized money was obtained illegally by Shamim as there are allegations of extortion and tender manipulation against him.
"A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of GKB and Company Pvt Limited, owned by Shamim. The firearms were allegedly used in extortion and tender manipulation," the executive magistrate said.