DOT Desk:  In the early 1990s, Monir was a salesman at a cloth store at Gausia Market in the capital. Later he started a crockery business and also used to smuggle in products through luggage party.
 These matters were disclosed by RAB director (media wing) Lieutenant Colonel Ashik Billah in a briefing after the end of a raid at Monir’s residence yesterday.  Eventually he got involved with gold smuggling. His smuggling route was Singapore-Dhaka-India. He smuggled a huge amount of gold into the country that he was named as “golden Monir” afterwards.  A case was filed against him in 2007. Monir has another identity- “land grabber”. He became the owner of huge illegal wealth through dealings with corrupt officials of Rajuk. With the help of them, he became owner of 200 plots in DIT project, Badda, Nikunju and Keraniganj, according to an intelligence report.  Besides, he is owner of a vehicle showroom ‘ Auto Car selection’ and he has a share in a gold shop of Gausia Market in the capital.
Now, Monir has assets worth more than Tk1,050 crore.