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3 cases filed against GK Shamim

  • Published at 07:11 pm September 21st, 2019
GK Shamim
File photo of a police officer standing aside a microbus holding Jubo League leader Golam Kibria Shamim Collected

Shamim was arrested from his Gulshan home on Friday

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has filed three cases against Jubo League leader Golam Kibria Shamim, a day after arresting him during a raid.

RAB officials handed over Shamim and his seven bodyguards, who were also detained with firearms on Friday, to Gulshan police around 3pm on Saturday.

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Gulshan police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Kamruzzaman said: "We have filed three separate cases against GK Shamim over narcotics, firearms, and money laundering charges."

Shamim is the managing director and chairman of the GKB & Company (Pvt) Limited. 

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RAB raided that office in Gulshan's Niketon area on Friday, and seized Tk1.80 crore in cash, Tk165.27 crore worth of fixed deposit receipts (FDR), alcohol and firearms.

Known as an influential contractor in Sabujbagh, Basabo, and Motijheel areas, Shamim made headlines for his power in securing Public Works Department contracts.

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According to several Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal members, Shamim was an active member of the organization — the youth wing of BNP.

He later joined Jubo League, and has been identifying himself as its central cooperative affairs secretary. 

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However, Jubo League Chairman Omar Faruk Chowdhury said Shamim has never been a member of Jubo League.