Amassing illegal wealth

ACC sues Khaled, GK Shamim

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed two separate cases against Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, an expelled Organising Secretary of Jubo League, and Contractor GK Shamim and his mother for amassing illegal wealth beyond their known source of income. ACC Deputy Director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, also the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Commission, said, ACC filed a case against Khaled for amassing about Tk 5.58 crore illegally while another case was filed against GK Shamim and his mother for amassing Tk 297 crore illegally.

In a raid on September 18, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel arrested Khaled for running casino business at Young Men’s Club at Fakirerpool in the capital. In a fresh raid next day, RAB busted a torture cell that he allegedly run in a building near Kamalapur Railway Station. RAB men also recovered different tools for torture, including two machines to apply electric shock and five sticks.

Later, on September 20 Jubo League expelled Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan for breaching the organisation’s discipline and his involvement in anti-social activities. Now Khaled is being grilled by the law enforcers. Besides, GK Shamim, a top government-listed contractor and also a Jubo League leader, and his seven bodyguards were arrested by RAB from the capital on September 20 on charges of extortion and tender manipulation.

The elite force raided his house and office in the city’s Niketon and seized eight firearms, a huge amount of ammunition, Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) worth Tk 165 crore and around Tk 1.8 crore in cash, a large stash of US and Singaporean dollars and some foreign liquor.