Rajshahi-based fraudster Aminul Islam and his brother Ershad have blurred the story of a slumdog millionaire as they have amassed illegal assets through deceiving people in name of business in the capital.
In the media investigation, it was found that Aminul has laundered a ‘huge amount’ of money abroad illegally and is leading a luxury life in Dhanmondi of the capital.He was also jailed for embezzling money, violating contracts with business partners.
Alike fraudulent tasks of younger Aminul, brother Ershad has also embezzled Tk 2.5 billion from four banks in name of business. A money-laundering case has been filed against Ershad.
Ershad passed SSC and Aminul couldn’t complete the school education. After coming to the capital, they passed very tough time and even lived in rickshaw garage.
Meanwhile, siblings Aminul and Ershad have started human trafficking abroad and capitalised millions of taka through fraudulence.
To whiten the illegal money, Aminul has started a business in the name of Ershad and Brothers and took huge loans from banks showing their luxury office.
They have bought lands in different areas in Dhaka and Rajshahi and applied for more credit from banks against their assets showing fake papers.They not only misappropriated bank money but also embezzled millions of money from businesses in the name of the brick, sand and stone supplies.
Aminul and Ershad are better known as human traffickers in Vadra area of Rajshahi and locals kept mum for a long time as they have links with influential authorities.
Talking to the media, a Hazrat Ali said Aminul and Ershad became owners of 30 bighas of land in Rajshahi only in magical touch who maintained livelihood through selling nuts and pulling rickshaw once.
Mizanul Islam, a friend of Aminul, said they hardly managed three meals a day once and now Aminul has become billionaire through fraudulence.
It is learnt from locals that Aminul’s father Abdur Rashid of Char Narayanpur settled in Rajshahi in early parts of 1981 along with his family and earned breads through selling nuts.
Aminul also embezzled money from relatives with promises to manage jobs in Malaysia.
However, the siblings couldn’t stay in the country when their fraudulence came into light.
After coming back to home, they started business of construction materials and bought land in different areas.
Showing huge lands, Aminul and Ershad took loans from banks and invested the money in other business.
An on-spot investigation shows the signboard of Ershad and Brothers elected in eight occupied lands claiming ownership.
However, they removed the signboard after the Anti-Corruption Commission had started investigation.