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Lokman, 8 others indicted in money laundering case

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Lokman, 8 others indicted in money laundering case

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A Dhaka court on Sunday indicted nine people including former director in-charge of Mohammedan Sporting Club M Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan in a money-laundering case.

The eight other indicted are: expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat’s associate Enamul Haque Arman and DSCC’s removed councillor AKM Mominul Haque Sayeed alias casino Sayeed, Abul Kashem, Tanvir Ahmed, Salauddin, Asad Shah Chowdhury, Awlad Hossain and Jamal Uddin.

Nazrul Islam, judge of the 10th Special Judge's Court in Dhaka passed the order on Sunday. The court fixed December 15 for recording deposition of the witnesses in the case.

Of the accused, Enamul Haque Arman is in the custody while Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, Salauddin and Awlad Hossain are on bail.  Casino Sayeed and four others are absconding in the case.

On November 19, 2019, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) filed the case with Motijheel Police Station against Lokman for amassing crores of taka and laundering the money to two Australian banks.

CID sub-inspector Zayed Ali investigated the case and submitted report against nine persons.

Lokman was arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from his Monipuripara home in Tejgaon on September 26, 2019 along with contraband liquor in possession.

According to the case, Lokman used to receive Tk 2,100,000 every month since the casino went into operation in the sporting club in early 2018.     He siphoned off most of the cash to two banks in Australia.

On October 17, 2019, casino Sayeed was removed as councillor of ward-9 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) for his alleged involvement in illegal casino business.

The Local Government Department under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives issued a notice in this regard.