Fraud to get Chabi’s job: GK Shamim’s bail in HC

The High Court has granted bail to Jubo League leader SM Gholam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim on the charge of embezzling 75 crore rupees from Chittagong University (CHB). He was granted bail pending disposal of the case.

Deputy Attorney General Sujit Chatterjee Bappi, the lawyer for the state, confirmed the matter to Jago News.

On Wednesday (June 5), the High Court bench comprising Justice SM Quddus Zaman and Justice AKM Rabiul Hasan gave this verdict after the final hearing on the rule issued as to why GK Shamim should not be granted bail.

Deputy Attorney General Sujit Chatterjee Bappi was present in the hearing of the state side in the court. On behalf of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), senior advocate Md. Khurshid Alam Khan. GK Shamim was represented by former District Judge and Supreme Court Advocate Haider Ali.

Earlier, the ACC filed a case against GK Shamim and two others on the charge of misappropriating the construction of Arts and Humanities Faculty building of Chittagong University by submitting fake documents worth Tk 75 crore.

On November 22, 2019, the case was filed by the Assistant Director of ACC, Chittagong-1, in Chittagong-2 district office of ACC. Fakhrul Islam.

In the case, the managing director of another contracting company The Builders Engineers Associates Limited was accused along with GK Shamim. Fazlul Karim Chowdhury. GK Shamim is the Managing Director of GKB & Company Limited.

It is mentioned in the statement of the case, that tenders were invited on August 28, 2016 for the construction of the second phase of the 6th Academic Building (2nd Faculty of Arts and Humanities Building) of Chittagong University. As the lowest bidder, The Builders Engineers-GKBL was awarded the work order for Rs.751.295 crore as a sole proprietorship firm submitted by them. An agreement was signed with them on November 14 of that year on the condition of completing the work within two years.

The Builders Engineers-GKBL submits a certificate of satisfactory completion of at least one multi-storied building worth Rs 35 crore in the previous five years along with their submissions. Also submitted documents related to an average turnover of at least 41 crore rupees and liquid assets of 10 crore 25 lakh rupees in the previous five years.

Md. Golam Kibria Shamim and Md. Fazlul Karim Chowdhury submitted the certificate of registration by attaching the sole proprietorship firm’s name to the actual registered name of the company through fraud and forgery. But in this case no contract documents have been submitted. Also more shares are shown than the actual number of shares registered. The documents submitted regarding 10 years of work experience and turnover are also forged.

It is also mentioned in the declaration that the contracting institutions have committed criminal breach of trust on the basis of the incompetence and inefficiency of the tender evaluation committee of the university and influenced the decision-making process in the procurement process through subtle informational fraud and obtained that work order, which is punishable under section 420/467/468/471/409/109 of the Penal Code. did