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'Casino' brothers Enu, Rupon get 7-yr jail for laundering money 

Staff Correspondent |
Update: 2023-11-28 15:27:47
'Casino' brothers Enu, Rupon get 7-yr jail for laundering money 

A Dhaka court on Tuesday (November 28) sentenced two 'Casino Brothers' Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan to seven years imprisonment in a money laundering case.

The court also fined the convicts Tk 52.88 crore. In default, both the brothers will have to suffer six months more in jail.

Dhaka Special Judge Court-8 Judge Md Badrul Alam Bhuiyan passed the verdict.

However, another six accused--Shahdul Haque, Md Rashedul Haque Bhuiyan, Joy Gopal Sarker, Pavel Rahman, Md Merazul Haque Shiplu and Bhulu Chandra Dev--in the case have been acquitted.

Enamul was a former vice-president of the Gendaria Awami League, while Rupon was joint general secretary of the same AL unit.

According to case statement, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered Tk 2 lakh from the house of Abul Kalam Azad, an employee of Enu, in Dhaka's Wari during a raid in 2019. After that, a total of 12 cases were filed with different Police Station in the capital against the brothers for acquiring wealth illegally and laundering money.

Enu and Rupon were arrested on January 13, 2020 from a house in South Keraniganj along with one of their accomplices Sheikh Sunny Mostafa while Joy Gopal was arrested on July 8 from a house at Dhaka.

BDST: 1527 HRS, NOV 28, 2023

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