Drive launched to arrest 2 AL leaders; Tk 1.5 cr, huge gold hauled
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Tuesday cordoned off a multistorey building at Banianagar in Sutrapur area and seized Tk 1.5 crore and huge gold from it.
The law enforces started the drive to arrest Gendaria Thana Awami League vice president Enamul Haque and joint general secretary Rupom Bhuiyan for their involvement in casino business.
During the drive, the Rab members seized the gold and cash from the building which the two AL leaders occasionally visit, said Rab-3 Commander Lt Col KM Shafiullah.
The drive is going on mainly to arrest them, Shafiullah added.
The people who live in the building are relatives of Enamul and Rumon, according to the sources.
Earlier on Friday, Jubo League leader GK Shamim was arrested along with illegal firearms and huge money from his Niketan office.
RAB members seized fixed deposit receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 1.65 billion, Tk 18 million in cash and huge stash of foreign currencies during the drive.
On the same day, Rab detained five people, including Kalabagan Krira Chakra president Safiqul Alam Firoz, and recovered a pistol and Yaba from the club office.
On Wednesday, Rab arrested Jubo League leader Khalid Mahmud Bhuiyan from Gulshan for reportedly running an illegal casino.