A Dhaka court today took cognisance of the charges against "Casino Brothers " -- Enamul Haque Enu and Rupon Bhuiyan -- and 10 others in a case filed over the laundering of Tk 1.99 crore.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order after scrutinising the case dockets and other relevant documents.
Enamul is a former vice-president of the Gendaria unit of Awami League, while Rupon is joint general secretary of the same unit.
The other accused are their three brothers Shahidul Haque Bhuiyan, Rashidul Haque Bhuiyan and Merajul Haque Bhuiyan, as well as General Secretary of Wanderer's Club in Motijheel Joy Gopal Sarkar and their accomplices Tuhin Munshi, Nabir Hossain Sikder, Saiful Islam, Harun Ur Rashid, Sheikh Sunny Mostafa and Pavel Rahman.
Of them, Enu, Rupon, Joy Gopal, Tuhin, Nabir, Sunny and Saiful were earlier arrested in connection with the case filed with Gendaria Police Station on September 25 last year.
Shahidul, Rashidul, Merajul, Harun and Pavel are on the run.
The court also rejected bail petitions of Enu, Rupon, Saiful, Joy Gopal, Tuhin and Nabir after their lawyers submitted the petitions before it.
The court issued arrest warrants against the five fugitives and directed police to submit the report on execution of arrest warrants by November 4.
Earlier on July 21, CID Inspector Mehedi Maksud, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka, showing 23 people as prosecution witnesses.