Money Laundering

Court orders freezing of 170 accounts of Golden Monir, 3 others

Staff Correspondent

9 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered the authorities concerned to freeze 170 bank accounts of four persons, including Golden Monir, who are accused in a money-laundering case.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Dhaka Senior Special Judge’s Court passed the order following a petition of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the case.

CID Inspector Md Sadeque Ali, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the petition with a permission to freeze the bank accounts of the accused. The other accused are Monir’s brother-in-law Md Haider Ali, Sirajganj Sadar Upazila Parishad Chairman Riaz Uddin and DNCC Ward Councillor Shafiqul Islam.

On May 11, the CID filed the case with Badda Police Station in the capital under the Money Laundering Prevention Act against 10 persons, including Golden Monir and his family members.

According to the case, Md Monir Hossain, widely known as Golden Monir, owns around 30 plots, over a dozen buildings and two car showrooms, all were bought with his illegal money.

The CID also brought allegation that Monir deposited over Tk 791 crore in 129 bank accounts during his involvement with gold smuggling. Only Tk 6.18 crore is currently available in those bank accounts.

RAB personnel arrested Golden Monir from his Merul Badda residence in the capital on November 20 last year.

The elite force also seized a pistol, bullets, foreign liquor, currencies of ten countries, eight kilograms of gold ornaments and Tk 1.9 crore in cash from his residence.