Tk 3b found in GK Shamim’s bank account

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

GK Shamim has been arrested and placed on remandBangladesh Bank has frozen the bank account of Jubo League leader GK Shamim, now on remand. A total of Tk 3 billion is deposited in his account, initial findings reveal.

Cheques were deposited with several banks on Sunday, to withdraw a large amount of money. The banks contacted Bangladesh Bank for advice and the central bank issued directives within the afternoon.

Bangladesh Bank directed that the bank accounts of GK Shamim, his wife and his parents all be frozen. It instructed that all information regarding the accounts be submitted to the central bank within five days.

SM Golam Kibria alias Shamim, better known as GK Shamim, is the proprietor of the contracting company GK Builders. He introduces himself as the cooperatives affairs secretary of Jubo League’s central committee.

In a raid on GK Shamim’s office on Friday, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested him and seven of his bodyguards. They confiscated Tk 18 million in cash, FDR papers of Tk 1.65 billion, 9000 US dollars, 752 Singapore dollars, a firearm and liquor from the office.

GK Shamim has been taken on remand in a firearm and liquor case.

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