BNP’s Apu remanded over Tk 180m election plot

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:13, Jan 10, 2019 | Updated : 20:22, Jan 10, 2019

The 2016 photo shows police taking BNP leader Nur Uddin Apu to the court in a wheelchair.Police have been given five days in custody to quiz BNP leader Nur Uddin Apu in a case in connection to the seizure of Tk 180 million from a Dhaka office.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sharafuzzaman Ansari handed the order on Thursday (Jan 10) after police produced Apu to it seeking 10 days in remand.
Apu who ran on for the Shariatpur-3 constituency on a BNP ticket was also the convicted acting chief Tarique Rahman’s personal assistant.
On Dec 25, Rapid Action Battalion arrested export-import firm and contractor United Corporation’s Managing Director Ali Haider with Tk 80 million in cash and Tk 100 million in cheque from Motijheel’s City Center.
The subsequent money laundering suit filed with Motijheel police named Apu as one of the suspects.
Apu’s name came after RAB found one of the arrestees of the Motejheel raid is the employee of Amena Enterprise, which is owned by Apu.
RAB claimed that the money was brought illegally from abroad to influence the parliamentary elections.
On Jan 4, RAB arrested Apu from a city hospital and showed him arrested in the lawsuit.