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Court orders freezing 194 bank accounts of GK Shamim

Court orders freezing 194 bank accounts of GK Shamim

A court here on Monday asked the authorities concerned to freeze 194 bank accounts of Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim in a money laundering case.

Dhaka Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh passed the order following a petition filed by Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

Senior assistant superintendent of police Abu Syed of CID filed a petition before the court seeking its order to freeze the bank accounts of GK Shamim.

On September 23, last year, the Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) asked all the banks and financial institutions to freeze the bank accounts of GK Shamim and his company.

Later, a writ petition was filed seeking reactivation of his accounts.

Shamim was arrested along with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money from his Niketan office on September 20 in the ongoing drive against casino business and other anti-social business. Seven of his bodyguards were also arrested during the raid.

Rab members seized Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and huge stash of foreign currencies during the drive.

A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of ‘GKB & Company Pvt Limited’.

source: UNB

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