Expelled Jubo League leader GK Shamim, a top contractor of government projects, and his seven bodyguards were yesterday indicted in a case filed over laundering Tk 168 crore.
The eight, now in jail, pleaded not guilty and demanded justice after Md Nazrul Islam of the Special Judge’s Court-10 of Dhaka read out the charges.
The seven bodyguards are: Delwar Hossain, Murad Hossain, Zahidul Islam, Shahidul Islam, Kamal Hossain, Samsad Hossain, and Aminul Islam.
Yesterday, the judge dismissed seven petitions submitted by their lawyers for discharging them from the case.
The judge fixed November 19 to start the trial.
On August 6, Abu Sayeed, investigation officer and also an additional SP of Criminal Investigation Department, submitted the charge sheet of the case against GK Shamim and his seven bodyguards.
In the charge sheet, Sayeed said Shamim has Tk 337.3 crore in 180 fixed deposit accounts with different banks, two houses in the capital, and 52 kathas of land worth Tk 41 crore.
Shamim amassed the wealth through tender manipulation at government departments and extortion at bus terminals and cattle markets, the charge sheet added.