Law enforcers are now on the hunt for Shiplu, cousin of casino brothers – Enu and Rupon, who had charge of the duo's illegal money amassed from their casino business and through extortion.
Around two and a half months into the arrest of Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan, expelled Gendaria Thana Awami Leauge's vice-president and joint secretary respectively, the RAB-3 on Tuesday raided a house belonging to the brothers and also sized around Tk31 crore in cash and fixed deposit receipts.
The brothers named the building "Momtaz Villa" perhaps as a gesture of love for their mother.
ABM Faijul Islam, operations officer of the RAB-3 and additional superintendent of police, told The Business Standard that Shiplu used to live on the 5th floor of "Momtaz Villa" at Lalmohon Saha Street in the capital.
"Actually, Shiplu had been working as the cashier of the brothers from the beginning. After the brothers got arrested, he usually used to go to the villa at midnight. Unfortunately, he was not there during the operation. Maybe he ran away after sensing the raid," the RAB official said.
Another official from the RAB-3, said Shiplu might have gone into hiding after the raid.
"We have not found any more documents or information regarding Shiplu. We are now looking for him," he added.
Lt Col Rakibul Hasan, commanding officer of the RAB-3, said Shiplu knows where the illegal money and assets of the two brothers is hidden.
"He also acted as the carrier and guard of the brothers'casino money. We will learn more about the gang once he is arrested," he added.
The officials said Shiplu also knows how many plots of land and properties have been bought in the name of Enu and Rupon.
"We have also asked the local land office to inform us about the land that they own. Hopefully, we will get the details soon," Rakibul Hasan added.