A court in Dhaka has asked authorities concerned to freeze 170 bank accounts of gold trader Md Monir Hossain, alias Golden Monir, and two others accused in a money laundering case.
The other two accused are Sirajganj Sadar Upazila chairman Riaj Uddin and Dhaka North City Corporation ward-44 councillor Md Shafikul Islam Shafik.
Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order on Tuesday allowing a plea filed by the investigation officer of the case CID inspector Mohammad Sadek, reports BSS.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on May 11 filed the case against 10 including Monir, his wife and son, with Badda Police Station.
The 10 accused in the case are Monir, his wife Rowshan Akter, son Rafi Hossain, sister Nasima Akter, Nasima’s husband Hasan Ali Khan, another brother-in-law Nahid Hossain, associate Abdul Hamid, Sirajganj sadar upazila chairman Riaj Uddin, Riaj’s brother Haider Ali and Dhaka North City Corporation ward 44 councillor Md Shafikul Islam.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Monir last year and recovered a foreign-made pistol, bullets, foreign liquor, currencies of ten countries, eight kgs of gold ornaments and Taka 19.0 million in cash from his Merul Badda residence.
RAB had filed three separate cases against Monir.