Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) officials have started confiscating around 14 mounds of gold and 427 grams of diamond from different show rooms of Apan Jewelers on Sunday, as it failed to show valid documents for the gold and diamond, Agencies report.
CIID director general Moinul Khan said the gold and diamond worth around Tk 250 crore were seized from the five showrooms of Apan Jewelers – Gulshan DCC market, Gulshan Avenue, Uttara, Simanto Square, and Mouchak – on 14 May.
CIID officials started the procedure of confiscating the items around 9:00am after the owners failed to present legal papers, he added.
He also said Apan Jewelers owner Dildar Ahmed and his two brothers appeared before the CIID twice, but failed to show legal papers both the times.
The seized gold and diamonds will be handed over to the Bangladesh Bank after a list of the confiscated items is made in the presence of the law enforcement officials, he added.
CIID sources also said that 2.3 kilograms of gold was handed back to Apan Jewelers after its staff handed over a list of 182 customers to the customs authorities.
Two female students of a private university were raped at a Banani hotel on 28 March after they had been invited there to attend a birthday celebration programme, according to the case statement.
The victims could file the case with the Banani police station on 6 May after their 48-hour toilsome effort and they alleged that police declined to record the case in the first place.
The five accused in the case are: Shafat Ahmed, his bodyguard Abul Kalam Azad, his driver Billal, Shafat’s friend Naeem Ashraf, and Sadman Sakif.
Two prime accused Shafat Ahmed and his friend Sadman Sakif were arrested from Sylhet on 11 May while Shafat’s driver Billal Hossain and his bodyguard Rahmat Ali were nabbed on 16 May.
The next day, police arrested Abdul Halim aka Nayeem Ashraf.