Web based Gambling: Salim, accomplice got Tk 9cr in a month

At any rate Tk 9 crore was stored in a month in a solitary installment entryway utilized for internet betting, with the sum shared similarly between two specialists – web based gaming “boss” Salim Prodhan and his North Korean accomplice Doo, Rab said yesterday.

Sarwar-Bin-Quashem, leader (CO) of Rab-1, in a media preparation yesterday evening following a 20-hour strikes at the workplace and home of Salim Prodhan in Gulshan and Banani, likewise said they found a couple of progressively online installment portals.

The strikes came after Salim was grabbed from Hazrat Shahjalal Airport on Monday and he furnished law implementers with data identified with the betting activity.

Rab CO Sarwar said a tremendous measure of cash earned through the betting activity was redirected from the nation by Salim and Doo.

“Here and there they sent the sum through hundi [unofficial channels of transaction] and in some cases they conveyed the cash themselves or caused their partners to do it,” the CO, who is additionally the executive of legitimate and media wing of Rapid Action Battalion, included.

During the assault, the law implementers seized around Tk 29 lakh in real money, remote monetary forms of 23 nations adding up to Tk 77.63 lakh, 32 check books of three banks, five ace cards, two bits of spotted deer stow away and 48 containers of outside alcohol.

One server, four PCs and a personal computer utilized for the betting tasks were likewise seized during the attacks, Rab said.

Salim’s associate Md Akhtaruzzaman, who was the accountable for the betting site, and staff member Md Roman were additionally captured.

Sarwar said cases would be recorded under the Money laundering, the Foreign Currency Act, the Wildlife (Preservation and Security) Act and the Narcotics Control Act.

After the drive, Rab fixed Salim’s Banani and Gulshan office and living arrangement, said Rab officer Sarwoer Alam who drove the drives.

Sarwoer said they arranged the activity after the digital observing group of Rab-1 discovered some representatives running internet betting games in Bangladesh.

On Monday, they came to realize that Salim Prodhan, the supposed boss of web based betting, was going to leave the nation via air. Before long, Rab individuals arrived at the air terminal and offloaded him from the plane.

After essential cross examination the Rab, taking Salim with them, assaulted his office in Gulshan around 8:30pm on Monday and after that his living arrangement.

Then, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit of the national bank yesterday guided all banks to solidify the records of Salim Prodhan and all people, and associations subsidiary with him for the following 30 days.

In its letter, the Bangladesh Bank requested that every one of the banks advise it quickly pretty much all past and current records opened in Salim’s name, or by people or associations partnered with him, alongside the subtleties of exchanges made inside five working days.


During essential cross examination, Salim Prodhan said he was conceived in Dhaka in 1973.

He went to Japan in 1988 alongside his sibling and began a car business in association with some Japanese people.

Salim later came to Thailand alongside his Japanese accomplices and began a ship-breaking yard.

During that time some Japanese people acquainted him with North Korean native Doo, who requested that he open a development business in Bangladesh, Rab said.

“Simultaneously Doo exhorted him to open an internet betting business in Bangladesh. Thus, he opened two gaming destinations, P24 and T21, in Bangladesh in 2018 and from that point forward he had been running those,” Sarwar-Bin-Quashem said.

“The Prodhan Group site referenced that it was one of the main suppliers of B2B live club arrangements in Bangladesh, which demonstrates he was occupied with the betting industry,” he included.

The Rab authority said a player needed to keep a specific measure of cash in their record to be qualified for take an interest in the game.

Explaining further on the gaming framework, Sarwar said if a player won, they would get back the sum.

If there should be an occurrence of misfortune, the wagering sum would be saved in one of three banks accounts through the installment passage.

Salim’s aide Akhteruzzaman used to pull back the sum once per week and store the cash in two other financial balances from where it was washed to remote nations.

“Salim admitted to us that he used to send cash to London at various occasions,” the Rab 1 CO said.

Asked what number of individuals were engaged with web based betting, Sarwar-Bin-Quashem said they were all the while examining the issue.

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