Dhaka South Jubo League's expelled organising secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, alias Casino Khaled, who laundered Tk8.75 crore in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and amassed wealth worth Tk42.75 crore illegally, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
During an investigation conducted as part of the case against Khaled, the ACC team found detailed evidence of money laundering and illegal amassing of wealth. After that, the anti-graft watchdog decided to submit the charge sheet in the case filed against him over amassing illegal wealth.
ACC Secretary Muhammad Dilawar Bakht said the commission, at a meeting held on Monday, approved the charge sheet against the expelled Jubo League leader.
The process is also underway to finalise charge sheets of other cases filed in connection with casino drives, he added.
The ACC team further revealed that Khaled deposited TK2.25 crore in Maybank Islamic Berhad, Malaysia and Tk2.48 crore in RHB Bank Berhad, KLCC in 2018.
The anti-graft watchdog also found Khaled deposited Tk3.14 crore in United Overseas Bank, Singapore and Tk25.5 lakh in Bangkok Bank PLC.
In the same year, he deposited Tk60 lakh as FDR in RHB Bank Berhad, KLCC.
The ACC filed a case against Khaled on 21 October, 2019 alleging the illegal amassing of wealth worth Tk5.58 crore.
On 18 September, 2019, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Khaled during an anti-casino move, the then-organising secretary of Dhaka South Jubo League, at his home in the capital's Gulshan on charges of running a "casino" at a football club in Fakirapool.
Later, five cases, including the money laundering case, were filed against him at the Gulshan and Motijheel police stations.
According to law enforcement, Khaled made crores of money running the casinos at sporting clubs and through illegal drug trade, extortion and tender manipulation. He even had an armed group and a huge stash of illegal firearms to carry out the unlawful activities.