Casino lords desperately trying to resume the gambling!



Shahrear Hassan, Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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On September 18 last year, the anti-casino drives started across the country including Dhaka. On the first day, RAB raided the Young Men's Club in Fakirapul. One by one, influential politicians, people's representatives and many others were arrested. The RAB said at the time that they were being arrested on specific charges of terrorist activities, extortion, tender bidding, domination and occupation. Panic spread in Motijheel Club area in one operation after another. After a while this campaign was stopped.

Exactly one year later. Gambling has resumed in several areas of the capital, including Motijheel, including casinos. By changing the strategy, these gambling halls are running in small scale houses. Added with online casino. Online casinos are running from different domestic and foreign domains. The intelligence agencies are trying to catch the traders after getting such information.

Meanwhile, many of those who covered their bodies during the operation and fled to different countries to avoid arrest have already returned to the country. They are rebuilding themselves to regain their lost empire.

Intelligence agencies have information that some people are desperate to get down to business.

Juba League leader Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan was arrested in the evening of the first anti-casino operation. After that many more leaders of Juba League were arrested one by one. Among them are SM Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim, Md. Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, Emperor's ally Enamul Haque Arman and others. Later they were also expelled from Juba League. Also present were Mohammad Shafiqul Alam Firoz, Selim Pradhan, Chief Coordinator of Online Casino, Habibur Rahman Mizan, Ward Councilor, Tarekuzzaman Rajib and 39 others.