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Verdict against GK Shamim, 7 others on June 25

A court in Dhaka has fixed June 25 to deliver its verdict against ‘influential’ contractor GK Shamim and seven of his bodyguards  in a money laundering case.

After placement of arguments from both sides on Thursday, Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam set the date.

The seven other accused are: Md Delwar Hossain, Md Murad Hossain, Md Jahidul Islam, Md Shahidul Islam, Md Kamal Hossain, Md Samsad Hossain and Md Aminul Islam.

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted chargesheet against the accused on August 4 in 2020.

According to chargesheet,  Shamim has Tk 337.3 crore in 180 fixed deposit accounts with different banks, two houses in the capital and 52 kathas of land worth Tk 41 crore. He amassed the wealth through tender manipulation at government departments and extortion at bus terminals and cattle markets, the charge further added.

A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on September 20, 2019, arrested Shamim on charges of extortion and tender manipulation. His bodyguards were also arrested. Later, RAB filed three cases against him with Gulshan Police Station.