3 Apan Jewellers owners face arrest warrants


PV Desk : Two courts here have issued warrants for the arrest of three owners of Apan Jewellers in two corruption cases.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nur Nabi issued a warrant on Monday 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 — Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed – also Dildar’s brothers, 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).