Following several month-long investigations, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Dhaka has found details of property and cash transactions of ‘casino brothers’ — Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan. Joy Gopal Sorker who is the mastermind behind all of this, introduced the brothers to the business. Gopal Sorker, general secretary of Motijheel Wanderers Club, was involved in casino business working as a gold trader for the club.
Imtiaz Ahmed, Deputy Inspector General of CID has managed to arrest Joy Gopal since he went into hiding after the arrest of the ‘casino brothers’, Ahmed said, “the CID has been investigating five cases against the casino brothers, and has completed investigations of four money laundering cases. We are going to submit a charge sheet before the court within a week accusing 91 people including Enu and Rupon“. He went on to say “We would press charges against 16 people in the money laundering case filed with Genderia Police Station, 24 people in two cases filed with Sutrapur Police Station and 11 people in a case filed with Wari Police Station”.
The brothers who have been charged and arrested for money laundering, the CID has given details that they own 120 flats, 20 houses with land and around 25 acres of land. They have 91 accounts in different banks where around Tk 2.8 crore were deposited so far and the current balance of these accounts is around Tk 19 crore. The properties have been bought with the money earned from the casino business.
Enu and Rupon’s family members were even involved in the casino. Gambling was their family business, while his father was a gambler as well. The police are looking into others who may have been involved in the gambling and will charge them accordingly. With Gopal Sorker arrested, they are looking forward to more details around the casino business.
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