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Cases against Golden Monir transferred to Detective Branch

  • Published at 05:56 pm November 24th, 2020
gold trader Monirul Islam
File photo of RAB officials escort gold trader Monir Hossain on Saturday, November 21, 2020 Collected

Monir, who was a salesman in a cloth shop in Gausia Market, owns over 200 plots of land in Dhaka

Police have handed over three cases against Monir Hossain, also known as Golden Monir, to the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

The cases against Monir were handed over to the Gulshan Division of the DB police on Tuesday afternoon, Badda police station Officer in-Charge (OC) Parvez Islam confirmed the matter, reports Bangla Tribune.

Earlier on Sunday, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the three cases against Golden Monir, who was arrested from his Dhaka residence on Saturday over possession of illegal firearms, foreign currencies and drugs. RAB also handed over Golden Monir to Badda police.

Also Read - Golden Monir placed on 18-day remand 

Later that day, a Dhaka court placed Monir on a 18-day remand in the three cases.

On Saturday, RAB arrested Monir, locally known as Golden Monir, along with firearms, drugs and a large amount of foreign currencies from his residence in the capital’s Badda area.

Foreign currencies of 10 countries worth Tk9 lakh, around 8kg of gold and Tk1.9 crore in cash were recovered from his possession during the overnight raid.

Monir, who was a salesman in a cloth shop in Gausia Market, has 200 plots in his name in Badda, Nikunja, Uttara and Keraniganj, and used a luxurious car worth Tk3 crore, RAB said. 

Also Read - Golden Monir story: How a salesman became a billionaire

He was also a  hundi trader and land broker. RAB said they found his involvement in gold smuggling.

Monir’s amassed wealth has a value of approximately Tk1,050 crore.

In 2019, Rajuk filed a case against Monir for illicitly possessing documents of 70 Rajuk flats, RAB said, adding that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) had also prosecuted him for acquiring wealth through graft.

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Monday sought the bank account details of Monir and three of his family members.

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