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Staff Correspondent || shiningbd

Published: 12:28, 21 October 2020   Update: 15:55, 21 October 2020
Casino case: High Court denies bail to Enu and Rupon

Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan

The High Court did not grant bail to Enamul Haque Enu, expelled vice-president of Gandaria Thana Awami League and Rupon Bhuiyan joint secretary, who were arrested in the anti-casino operation.

The High Court on Wednesday (October 21) ruled not to grant them bail.

The High Court bench comprised of justice Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohail passed the rule.

Earlier on Tuesday, the hearing on their bail question was over.

Lawyer Syed Mamun Mahbub was present at the hearing on behalf of Enu-Rupon. Lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan was in favor of the ACC. Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.

Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik said they were not granted bail. The court rejected the plea. On September 15, the High Court issued a two-week rule asking why they would not be granted bail.

On June 15, Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh denied bail to the duo in a separate case. They then applied to the High Court for bail.

On September 24 last year, RAB raided the house of two siblings Enu and Rupon. After seizing money and jewelry from there, raids were carried out on the homes of Wanderers Club employee Abul Kalam and Enu's friend Harun Aur Rashid. During the operation, RAB seized Tk 5.5 crore 5, 8 kg gold ornaments and 6 firearms.

The ACC then investigated their assets. Following the investigation, the ACC filed a case against the two on October 23 last year for allegedly acquiring assets worth Tk 35 crore. The plaintiff in the case against Enamul Haque Enu is Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury. According to the statement of case, Enu has acquired assets outside the known income of Tk 21 crore 69 lakh and 43 thousand.

On the other hand, ACC Assistant Director Mohammad Neyamul Ahsan Gazi filed the case against Rupom Bhuiyan. According to the statement, Rupom has acquired assets worth Tk 14 crore 12 lakh 95 thousand 72 in an illicit manner.