Court orders to freeze 91 bank accounts of 'Casino Brothers' Enamul,
Thursday 12th March 2020
A Dhaka court today ordered to freeze 91 bank accounts of former Awami League leader Enamul Haque Enu and his brother Rupon Bhuiyan -- widely known as "Casino Brothers" -- in connection with two money laundering cases filed with Gandaria and Wari police stations.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judges' Court of Dhaka passed the order after two CID inspectors submitted two separate petitions for freezing the accounts.
The cases were filed on September 25 last year with Gandaria and Wari police stations.
The same court today rejected their bail petitions in two other corruption cases for illegally acquiring Tk 21 crore and 14 crore -- respectively by Enamul and Rupon.
Enamul is former vice-president of Gandaria unit of Awami League while Rupon is the unit's former joint general secretary.
On February 25, a Rapid Action Battalion team launched a drive at their house on Wari's Lalmohon Saha Street and recovered Tk 26.55 crore in cash and fixed deposit receipts worth Tk 5.15 crore.
They also recovered around one kg of gold, 9,300 USD, 174 Malaysian ringgit, 5,350 Indian rupees, 1,195 Chinese yuan, 11,560 Thai baht, 100 UAE dirhams and some gambling chips from the same flat.
Rab suspected that the money was collected from their illegal casino business. Enamul and Rupon were the directors of a casino at the Wanderer's Club in Motijheel.