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Revenue Board orders freezing GK Shamim’s Bank accounts
GK Shamim after arrest. Photo collected

Revenue Board orders freezing GK Shamim’s Bank accounts

Dhaka, Sept 23 – The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Monday gave instruction to all banks to provide information on the accounts of Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim.The Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) of the NBR came up with the instruction on Sunday, a day after GK Shamim was arrested with huge amount of money, illegal firearms and seven bodyguards.
The CIC has initially come to know that some “Tk 300 crore” is now deposited in Shamim’s accounts, according to NBR sources.
Meanwhile, the money-laundering prevention unit also asked the banks to freeze the accounts of his wife and parents.
The NBR sources said a number of cheques with large amount of money were deposited with several banks on Sunday to withdraw the huge amount of money.
GK Shamim, proprietor of the contracting company GK Builders and who was previously a Juba Dal leader, used to introduce himself as the cooperatives affairs secretary of Jubo League’s central committee.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a raid on GK Shamim’s Niketan residence and office on Friday, arrested him along with seven of his bodyguards. They also recovered Tk 1.8 crore in cash, FDR documents of Tk 165 crore, foreign dollars, firearms and foreign liquor from his.
GK Shamim has been taken on remand in a firearm and liquor case. He was alleged was also involved in extortion, and running drugs and gambling rackets.
Later on Saturday, Shamim was taken in 10-day remand for interrogation upon a petition filed by police under arms and narcotics cases filed with Gulshan police station.
The cases have been handed over to Detective Branch of police and they are investigating the cases and interrogating GK Shamim.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is investigating the matter of money laundering by GK Shamim and his associates, said a senior DB official.
Earlier on Wednesday, the RAB arrested another Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan from Gulshan for running an illegal casino. – Staff Reporter

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