Friday, November 27, 2020 | ePaper

Cloth salesman turns billionaire

‘Golden Monir’ held: He amassed wealth worth over Tk 1,050cr through forging RAJUK documents, gold smuggling and other crimes: RAB

  • Print


Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detain 'Golden Monir' and recover huge quantity of taka in cash, foreign currencies, gold ornaments, illegal arms and liquor (inset) in an overnight raid since Friday at his residence in the city's Badda are

Staff Reporter  :
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a fraud businessman named Monirul Hossain, locally known as 'Golden Monir', on charges of possessing illicit gold, firearms, and drugs.
In a midnight drive on Friday, the elite force detained him from his Merul Badda residence in the city with arms, bullets, and huge foreign currencies.
Lt Col Ashik Billah, Director of RAB's legal and media wing, disclosed the story in a press conference on Saturday morning.
According to the Rab official, Monir used to work as a salesman in a cloth shop at Gausia  market of the capital in the nineties. After that he started crockery business. Then he started luggage business and used to bring goods from different overseas countries evading tax.
At one stage he got involved with gold smuggling. He thus owned thousands of crores of taka by smuggling gold and occupying land and through forgery.
A team of RAB-3 raided Monir's six-storey building in DIT Project area from Friday midnight to Saturday morning, said Ashique Billah.During the drive, they arrested Monir and recovered a foreign pistol, a few round of bullets, foreign liquor, huge foreign currencies, seized eight kg gold, five luxurious cars and cash around Tk 1.9 crore, the RAB official said.
Apprehended Monir was also a land grabber, who in collusion with some dishonest officials of RAJUK became owner of more than 200 plots in DIT Project, Badda, Nikunja, Uttara and Keraniganj areas.
However, three cases will be filed against him on charge of possessing illegal currency, firearms and drugs.
The RAB will also request the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to investigate the matter respectively, Ashique Billah added.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Jewelers Association has said that the Golden Monir arrested by the RAB n the capital is not a gold trader.
This information was given in a press release sent to the media on Saturday afternoon by the top leader of this organization.

More News For this Category

SQ Chowdhury laundered 1 billion dollar to Singapore

SQ Chowdhury laundered 1 billion dollar to Singapore

Staff Reporter :A Bangladeshi politician, who was hanged for war crimes, had laundered more than one billion dollar to Singapore, revealed an Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation."The money is now

Human rights NGOs including for women rights have failed pathetically: We have no rights

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed on Wednesday (Nov 25) across the world marking it a global curse. Unfortunately, in Bangladesh violence against

People form a long queue in front of Tax Commissioner's office (Tax Zone-11) to file their returns on Thursday with total disregard to physical distancing norm amid rising fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.

People form a long queue in front of Tax Commissioner's office (Tax Zone-11) to file their returns on Thursday with total disregard to physical distancing norm amid rising fatalities from Covid-19 in the country.

.

"I will work to prevent violence against women, and child marriage," says Rimu

Our Correspondent :Rima Sultana Rimu, who has been included in BBC's annual list of 100 inspiring and influential women around the world, is active in working to prevent violence

Biden stakes out his anti-Trump presidency

Biden stakes out his anti-Trump presidency

CNN :Joe Biden has already kept his first promise-his approach to the presidency will be a top-to-bottom repudiation of the behavior, policies and obsessions of President Donald Trump.The President-elect

Female migrant workers return home empty handed

Staff Reporter :Above 28,500 migrant female workers returned home empty handed from abroad till October this year.Besides, about 1,991 women migrant workers returned to the country in the first

BFIU seeks bank info of 35 individuals including journos Kanak Sarwar, Ilias Hossain

Staff Reporter :Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has sought bank account details of at least 35 people, including journalists Konak Sarwar and Ilias Hossain, who were allegedly involved in

ACC sues 24 AB Bank officials including ex-chairman, 9 directors

Staff Reporter :The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed three separate cases against 24 persons including former Chairman M Wahidul Haque, senior officials and nine directors of AB Bank Limited

Victim's families register protest at SC

Staff Reporter :Victims' family members on Thursday orgainsed a human chain program on the Supreme Court premises demanding strong actions against fake arrest warrants and false cases. The organizers

1,086 women, children raped in 10 months: MJF

Staff Reporter :Between January and October this year, 1,086 women and children have been raped, of whom 277 were gang-raped, and 50 were killed, and 29 committed suicide.Manusher Jonno