Casino Business

Selim among six charge-sheeted

Staff Correspondent

25 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted a charge sheet against six men, including Selim Prodhan who led the online casino business, before a Dhaka court on Thursday on charges of laundering Tk 130 million earned by corrupt means from the business.

The other accused are Akhteruzzaman, Mohammad Roman, Arifur Rahman alias Simanto Arif, Chowdhury Golam Mawla alias Shawon and Youngsik Lee, said Jisan Haque, senior assistant superintendent (media cell) of the CID. On September 30, 2019, the RAB arrested Selim Prodhan at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and later raided Selim’s two offices in Gulshan and Banani in the capital.

The force then seized 48 bottles of foreign liquor, Tk 29 lakh in cash, foreign currency worth Tk 77 lakh, 12 passports, one computer server, four laptops and two deer hides from his offices. After the arrest, a money laundering case was filed at Gulshan Police Station on October 2 last year.

The CID, however, was assigned to investigate the allegation the following day. Shahidul Islam, inspector of Financial Crime Unit of the CID, looked into the case and found out that the accused laundered more than Tk 130 million.

During the probe, the CID found that there is a villa in Thailand in the name of Selim, nine business entities and two cheques for Tk 60 million.

In addition, the CID found 83 bank accounts of the six. Of them, four have so far been nabbed.