ACC approves chargesheet against GK Shamim

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday approved chargesheet against GK Shamim and his mother Ayesha Akter for acquiring illegal assets worth around Tk 300 crore, reports UNB. 

The approval was given after a long investigation.

Shamim and his mother were charged with acquiring illegal assets worth Tk 298.08 crore on October 21 last year. ACC Deputy Director Saladin filed a case against them.

Shamim was known as an influential contractor of Sabujbagh, Basabo and Motijheel areas of the capital.

He was arrested along with illegal firearms and a huge amount of money from his Niketan office on September 20 last year in a drive against casino and other anti-social businesses.

Seven of his bodyguards were also arrested during the raid.

Rab members seized Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) worth Tk 165 crore, Tk 1.8 crore in cash and a huge stash of foreign currencies.

A foreign-made pistol, seven shotguns and a huge cache of bullets were also seized from the office of ‘GKB & Company Pvt Limited’.

The elite force filed three cases – one under the narcotics control, one under the money-laundering prevention and the other under the arms acts – against Shamim with Gulshan police the next day.