Khaleda’s nephew sued for graft

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday filed cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nephew and a detained former state minister for amassing wealth beyond known sources of income and concealing information about it.
The commission in the last couple of days also approved filing cases on the same charges against former state minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir’s wife Sitara Alamgir, former superintendent of police Mojibul Haque, his wife Shahida Haque and son Shahidul Haque.
Yesterday’s cases were filed under sections 26 (2) and 27 (1) of the ACC Act and 15 d (5) of the emergency power rules.
Assistant Director Taufiqul Islam filed the case against Khaleda’ nephew Shahrin Islam Tuhin with Gulshan Police Station accusing him of illegally accumulating Tk 2.9 crore and concealing information about Tk 1.43 crore wealth.
The complainant in the first information report (FIR) said Tuhin in his wealth statement showed Tk 2.5 lakh “fake” business investment.
The former premier’s nephew submitted Tk 4.66 crore wealth statement on July 22 and also showed property purchased in his own name as business investment.
The FIR says Tuhin in the statement concealed information and gave false information by showing lower expenditure and lower price rates. He also did not mention wealth he possessed in his own name and in the name of his family.
The property shown in the wealth statement includes three houses worth Tk 46.74 lakh in Gomnati, Domar, and Nilphamari, 20 decimal land in Bhaluka, Mymensingh and bank balance of about Tk 6.67 lakh.
Tuhin also showed that he had spent about Tk 1.16 crore in expenditure for others purposes for him and his family.
The property Tuhin did not mention in the statement includes Tk 40.7 lakh he gave to Executive Motors for business purpose, while he showed Tk 2.5 lakh fake business statement with Daffodil Online Ltd.

Assistant Director Shahin Ara Momtaj filed the case against former state minister and LDP presidium member Redwan Ahmed and his wife Momtaj Ahmed.
In the case, the plaintiff said Redwan illegally accumulated Tk 2.31 crore and did not show property worth Tk 1.37 crore in his wealth statement.
Redwan submitted the wealth statement through jail authorities on August 14 following the ACC notice issued on August 7.
The statement shows lower prices of a plot in Uttara, a four-storey building in the capital on 7.21 decimal land and a two-storey building at Monihar in Comilla, the FIR says.
His concealed property includes two cars in his wife’s name, a car in his own name, four shops in Chandina in the name of his wife, son, two daughters and a daughter-in-law, and a Rajuk plot in the capital in his wife’s name, the FIR adds.
The FIR also says Redwan gave false information about Tk 2.2 crore saying his son Moyeen Ahmed donated him Tk 2 crore and he took loan Tk 20 lakh from his son in 1990.
But investigation revealed that Moyeen was only 13 then and the matter of money dealing with a boy at such an age is unacceptable, unbelievable and inconsistence, the FIR adds.
Momtaj was included in the case as she abetted her husband in accumulating and concealing the wealth.


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