JL leader Shamim on remand for 10 days for quizzing
Controversial Jubo League leader SM Golam Kibria Shamim was placed on a ten-day remand by a Dhaka court on Saturday in two cases.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter passed the order on Saturday evening after police produced him before the court seeking a 14-day remand in the cases -one filed under Firearms Act and another under Narcotics
Control Act. The same court also put the seven bodyguards of Shamim on remand for four days each in connection with the case filed under the Arms Act.
The seven bodyguards are Delwar Hossain, Murad Hossain, Jahidul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Kamal Hossain, Shamsad Hossain and Aminul Islam.
Gulshan police Inspector Aminul Islam, also Investigation Officer (IO) of the cases produced him before the court with a seven day remand in each case for interrogation.
The IO also prayed a seven day remand each for the seven bodyguards.
The elite force, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested SM Golam Kibria Shamim after raiding his house and office in Dhaka's Niketon on Friday morning.
RAB men also seized eight firearms, a huge number of ammunition, Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) worth Tk 165 crore and around Tk 1.8 crore in cash, a large stash of US and Singapore dollars and some foreign liquor.
Seven of his armed bodyguards were also arrested.
Shamim, also known as GK Shamim, is known to be an influential contractor of the Public Works Department and other government organizations.
A team of RAB raided his house following information that he accumulated some money and was involved in extortion and tender grabbing.
His arrest came just two days after Jubo League Dhaka (South) Organizing Secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan was held from his Gulshan home for running a casino at a football club in the capital's Fakirerpool.
Shamim used to travel on his SUV, escorted by armed bodyguards. His vehicle was equipped with hooters that are normally used by police and ambulances. His bodyguards would scream at commuters through bullhorns to clear the way, like police would do during a VIP movement, locals said.
Of the Tk 165 crore FDR, Tk 25 crore was in his name while the rest Tk 140 crore in his mother's name. RAB said his mother had no mentionable business.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) lodged three cases against Shamim with Gulshan Police Station this noon.
On Saturday RAB handed over Shamim and his seven bodyguards to Gulshan police.