Salim Prodhan on 7-day remand in graft case

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Selim Prodhan. File photoA court on Wednesday placed ordered a further 7 days' remand for online casino trader Salim Prodhan, in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for accumulating illegal wealth beyond known sources of income, reports UNB.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order when the investigation officer Gulshan Anowar Prodhan, deputy director of ACC, sought 10-day remand for interrogating Salim. 

The case was filed by the ACC on 27 October for amassing illegal wealth to the tune of Tk 120 million.

RAB-1 members arrested Salim from the Dhaka airport while he was trying to leave for Thailand on 30 September.

During a raid at his house and office, RAB seized Tk 1 crore in local and foreign currencies. Two of his accomplices, Akhtaruzzaman and Roman, were arrested from his Gulshan residence.

Forty-one bottles of foreign liquor, 12 passports, 32 cheques, a laptop, a desktop and five Master cards were also seized during the drives.

On 1 October a RAB mobile court sentenced Salim to six months jail for possessing two deer hides. 

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