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GK Shamim sentenced to 10 years term in graft case

A court here today jailed SM Golam Kibria Shamim, popularly known as GK Shamim, for ten years and his seven bodyguards for four years each, in a money laundering case filed by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).The court also fined each of them taka 3.83 crore, in default, they will have to suffer one year more imprisonment.Judge Nazrul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-10 handed down the verdict this afternoon.The other seven convicted are: Md Jahidul Islam, Md Shahidul Islam, Md Kamal Hossain, Md Samsad Hossain, Md Aminul Islam, Md Delwar Hossain and Md Murad Hossain.On September 21, 2019, RAB-1 Nayek Subedar Mizanur Rahman filed the case under the Money Laundering Prevention Act, 2012 with Gulshan Police Station.Earlier, a mobile court of the RAB led by Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam conducted a raid in Shamim’s business office at Niketan in the afternoon of September 20, 2019.Shamim, who used to con people by identifying himself as a leader of Jubo League, was detained along with his seven bodyguards and around Taka Two crore in cash and Fixed Deposit Receipt (FDR) of about Taka 165 crore, were seized from his Niketan office.Apart from the money, the elite anti-crime force also recovered illegal firearms, ammunition and drugs from his office.

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