June 16, 2021, 11:57 pm

Staff Correspondent

2021-06-08 23:56:33 BdST

Freeze 170 bank accounts of Golden Monir: Court

A court in Dhaka on Tuesday ordered to freeze 170 bank accounts of vehicle and gold trader Md Monir Hossain alias Golden Monir, and two others in a money laundering case.

The other two accused are Sirajganj Sadar upazila Chairman Riaz Uddin and Dhaka North City Corporation Ward-44 Councillor Md Shafikul Islam Shafik.

Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order allowing a plea filed by the investigating officer of the case, CID Inspector Mohammad Sadek.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on May 11 filed the case against 10 accused with Badda police station.

The accused are Monir, his wife Rowshan Akter, son Rafi Hossain, sister Nasima Akter, Nasima’s husband Hasan Ali Khan, another brother-in-law Nahid Hossain, associate Abdul Hamid, Sirajganj Sadar upazila Chairman Riaz Uddin, his brother Haider Ali, and DNCC Ward-44 Councillor Shafikul Islam.

Rapid Action Battalion arrested Monir last year and recovered a foreign-made pistol, bullets, foreign liquor, currencies of 10 countries, eight kilograms of gold ornaments, and Tk 1.9 crore in cash from his Merul Badda residence.

RAB had filed three separate cases against Monir.

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