They were accused of laundering a total of Tk1,99,90,000
A Dhaka court on Thursday took into cognizance the charge sheet against expelled Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu, his brother Rupon Bhuiyan and eight others in a case over their alleged involvement in illegal casino business and money laundering.
Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the Dhaka Senior Special Judge Court passed the order after scrutinizing the case documents and other relevant documents in the case.
The court also issued arrest warrants against the five fugitives and directed police to submit the report on execution of arrest warrants by November 4.
According to the charge-sheet, they were accused of laundering a total of Tk1,99,90,000.
Earlier on July 21, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police submitted a charge against expelled Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu, his brother Rupon Bhuiyan and eight others with Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court.
The others accused in the case are their three brothers Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan, Rashidul Haque Bhuiyan, and Merajul Haque Bhuiyan, general secretary of Wanderer's Club in Motijheel Joy Gopal Sarkar and their accomplices Nobin Hossain Sikder, Md Saiful Islam, Tuhin Munshi and Pavel Rahman.
Of them, Enamul, Rupon, Joy, Nabin, Tuhin and Saiful were earlier arrested and are now in jail while Shahidul, Rashidul, Merajul and Pavel are absconding.
On January 13, CID arrested Enamul and Rupon and their associate Sunny from Dhaka's Keraniganj.
Enu and Rupon were arrested from Keraniganj on January 13, 2020, as they were planning to flee to Nepal via India by using passports made with false names.
According to the CID, the brothers were the kingpins behind introducing casino business in Bangladesh. They used to bring casino materials from Nepal and supplied those to buyers here across the country.
They own a total of 22 buildings, plots and 128 flats in the capital and have crores of Taka in different bank accounts.