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Enu, Rupon jailed for 7 years

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Published: 14:07, 28 November 2023   Update: 15:12, 28 November 2023
Enu, Rupon jailed for 7 years

A Dhaka court has sentenced “Casino Brothers”— Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan— to seven years in jail each in a money laundering case.

The court also acquitted six other accused of the case as the allegations brought against them could not be proved.

Judge Md Badrul Alam Bhuiyan of the Dhaka Special Judges’ Court-8 announced the verdict on Tuesday (November 28).

Those who were acquitted are Enu’s three brothers -- Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan, Rashidul Haque Bhuiyan and Merajul Haque Bhuiyan; General Secretary of Wanderers Club in Motijheel Joy Gopal Sarkar; and their accomplices Pavel Rahman and Bhulu Chandra Dev.

Enu was the former vice-president of the Gendaria unit of Awami League, and Rupon was the joint general secretary of the same unit. Both of them were expelled from their posts after they were named in the money laundering case.

During the trial, the court recorded statements of 10 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.

The court framed charges against the convicts on May 5 last year.

On July 26 of 2020, CID Inspector Sadek Ali, also investigation officers (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court of Dhaka against 11 people, including Enu and Rupon.

Twelve other cases were earlier filed against Enu and Rupon over amassing illegal wealth and money laundering charges with different police stations in the capital.