The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved chargesheet against expelled Jubo League leaders Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan for reportedly amassing around Tk85 crore through casino business, extortion and other illicit activities.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, ACC Secretary Dr Muhammad Anwar Hossain said the commission initially accused Enu of amassing Tk47.36 crore illegally. Enu's associates Harunur Rashid and Abul Kalam Azad directly helped him amass another Tk3.99 crore.
Following these findings, the ACC included the names of Rashid and Azad in the chargesheet. Besides, the commission also found that Rupon Bhuiyan amassed Tk37.57 crore illegally, and therefore included his name in the chargesheet too.
On 23 October 2019, ACC Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury filed a case against Enu for illegally amassing Tk21.89 crore. Mohammad Neyamul Ahsan Gazi – another ACC assistant director – filed a case against Rupon Bhuiyan for amassing Tk14.12 crore through illicit activities the same day.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police on 22 July last year pressed charges against Enu, his brother Rupon and eight others in a case filed over their alleged involvements in illegal casino business and money laundering.
At least seven cases have been filed against the brothers for their alleged ties to illegal casino business, money laundering and corruption. The duo has 22 properties in Dhaka and Tk19.11 crore in their 91 bank accounts. Those bank accounts have been frozen by the authorities.
So far, the authorities have submitted four chargesheets against them. Law enforcement agencies are continuing their investigation to track down more of the illegal wealth and assets amassed by the duo.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on 24 September 2019 seized about Tk5 crore in cash, eight kilograms of gold worth over Tk4 crore and six firearms while carrying out multiple raids on their residences.