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DGHS driver Malek owns luxury houses, cars, businesses

RAB nabs him with huge counterfeit currency

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Staff Reporter :
Though he is a third class employee, Abdul Malek alias Driver Malek (63), a driver of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), owns several houses, cars and businesses in the capital city.
In addition to the counterfeit money business, he is reportedly involved in extortion.
Not only had that, after the arrest, several bank accounts with adequate money are found, said the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
Earlier on Sunday, a team of RAB-1 arrested Driver Malek, a transport pool driver of the Health Department from the city's Turag area on the charges of being involved in various terrorist activities including illegal arms, counterfeit note trade and extortion.
According to RAB-1 sources, during the drive, a foreign pistol, one magazine, five rounds of bullets, 1.5 lakh Bangladeshi counterfeit notes, one laptop and one mobile phone were seized from the spot.
Commanding Officer of RAB-1 Lieutenant Colonel Shafi Ullah Bulbul confirmed the news to the media and said that RAB had received various allegations including arms trade, counterfeit money and extortion against Malek since long before.
Besides, it was also learned from the-spot investigation that he had disrupted public life by holding the common people hostage at gunpoint, creating a reign of terror through a show of strength and power.
He was suspected for long to be involved with extortion, illegal arms trade and counterfeit money in the Turag area.
The RAB-1 Commander said, 'He is a driver of the transport pool of the health department by profession. His educational qualification is only eighth grade. He joined the Savar Health Project in 1982 as a driver.
It is also learned that there are two seven-storied luxury buildings in Dakshin Kamarpara of the city in the name of his wife, a dairy farm on the 15 katha land and a 10-storied building on four and a half katha land in the city's Hatirpul area.

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