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Tue, Feb 25, 2020 1:01

Raid on ex-AL leader’s house; Tk 26.55 cr, gold recovered

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive recovered around Tk 26.55 crore in cash, FDRs and gold ornaments from a house of former Awami League leader Enamul and his brother Rupon in the city’s Wari area early Tuesday.

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive recovered around Tk 26.55crore in cash, FDRs and gold ornaments from a house of former Awami League leader Enamul and his brother Rupon in the city’s Wari area early Tuesday.

Tipped off, a team of Rab-3 raided the house of ex-AL Vice-president of Genderia thana unit Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan at Lalmohon Saha Street around 1am.

They recovered huge cash, gold ornaments from their house, said Sujoy Sarkar, assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and deputy director (media), Rab headquarters.

Around Tk 26.55 crore in cash, casino chips, Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) were recovered after breaking open five volts in the house, said sources at Rab.

Earlier on January 13, Enamul and Rupon were arrested from a house in Subadda area of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital along with 12 mobile phone sets and Tk 40 lakh in cash.

Later, the two siblings were put on a four-day remand each in two money-laundering cases.

They remained absconding since law enforcers raided their house at Gendaria in September last year and seized 8,072 grams of gold and Tk 5.5 crore in cash.

Both the AL leaders were involved in the casino business at Wanderer’s Club, according to Rab.

Four money-laundering cases were filed against them.

The siblings have 22 houses, mostly in old part of the city, 91 bank accounts where they have Tk 19 crore and five cars, said Imtiaz Ahmed, Deputy Inspector General (Organised Crime) of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).