A Dhaka court has placed three owners of Apan Jewellers on a one-day remand each in three cases filed in connection with money laundering.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Nur Nabi placed Dildar Ahmed Selim, father of Banani rape case accused Shafat Ahmed, on a one-day remand in a case filed with Ramna Police Station.
Meanwhile, the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate AKM Moinuddin Siddique put Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed on one-day remand each in two separate cases filed with Gulshan police station.
Earlier on October 24, They were sent to jail upon their surrender before two courts in three cases filed in connection with money laundering.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nur Nabi the same day issued a warrant for the arrest of Dildar Ahmed as he did not appear before the court on expiry of his bail granted by the High Court in the two cases filed under the Money Laundering Prevention Act and for accumulating illegal wealth.
Besides, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yeasmin issued warrants for the arrest of two other owners of the jewellery brand on the same charges on Sunday in the two cases.
On August 22, an HC bench granted anticipatory bail to the three brothers in the two cases filed against them.
On August 12, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) filed five cases against the three owners of Apan Jewellers after 15 maunds of illegal gold and some diamond jewellery were recovered from its branches.
Five CIID assistant revenue officers filed the cases with Gulshan Police Station, Dhanmondi Police Station, Ramna Police Station and Uttara Police Station following directives of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).
Apan Jewellers hit the limelight after the rape of two private university girls by Shafat Ahmed, son of Dildar Ahmed, and his cohort in a Banani hotel came to the fore.
One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on May 6 last accusing five people, including Shafat.