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CID files money laundering case against Enu, Rupon

  • Published at 09:46 am September 1st, 2020
Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan
File photo: CID arrest Enamul Haque Enu, his brother Rupon Bhuiyan and their associate Sheikh Sunny Mostafa from Dhaka's Keraniganj area on Monday, January 13, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The two brothers own 121 flats and have bank accounts with Tk19 crore which they earned by running a casino

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has filed a money laundering case against former Awami League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan.

CID inspector Md Mehedi Maksud filed the case in Bangshal police station on Tuesday morning.

A total of 10 people have been accused in the case after finding proof of money laundering through proper investigation.

The CID investigation found that Enu and Rupon have 121 flats and Tk19 crore in bank accounts and six more properties outside Dhaka. 

The two brothers could not show any valid documents of how they acquired these properties.

Enu was previously the vice-president in the Puran Dhaka’s Gendaria unit of Awami League and Rupon was the general secretary.

According to the lawsuit, Enu and Rupon made illegal income by running a casino business named Wanderers Club. Jay Gopal Sarkar, the secretary of the club, assisted them.

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 Enu and Rupon used to pay rent of Tk50,000 per day to Jay Gopal. Rupon ran the casino board with the help of his brother-in-law Ali. 

The two brothers built properties in different parts of Dhaka, earning from the casino through mutual consent and distribution of wealth among all the accused.

They own properties in Baniyanagar of Sutrapur in the capital, in Lalmohan Saha Street of Wari, Shah Saheb Lane and Distillery Road of Gendaria, Narinda Lane, Gurudas Sardar Lane, Tegharia area of Keraniganj among others.

The CID also found land in Chittagong, Comilla, Khulna, Manikganj and Savar.

The police also found Tk19 crore 11 lakh 36 thousand in various bank accounts belonging to them. Their bank accounts have been seized.

How they were caught

Earlier on February 25, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted an overnight raid at a house on Lalmohan Saha street in Old Dhaka and recovered huge amounts of hard cash from five safes.

RAB also seized in their raid, foreign currencies of $9,300, Malaysian Ringgit 174, Indian Rs5,350, Chinese Yuan 1,195, Thai Baht 11,560, UAE Dirham 100, an FDR worth Tk5 crore, gold jewellery of around 1kilogram, as well as casino equipment.

Two cases were filed with Wari police station against Enu and his brother Rupon two days after the seizure of the money and other valuables from their Dhaka residence.

The cases were filed under the Special Powers Act and the Money Laundering Prevention Act-2012. 

Later, the case under the Money Laundering Prevention Act was handed over to the CID, who filed another case in Bangshal police station on Tuesday.

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