ACC sues businessman over illegal wealth acquisition

Published: November 13, 2017 20:39:03 | Updated: November 14, 2017 14:23:29


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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against a businessman for his suspected involvement in graft and illegal wealth acquisition.

The ACC found that the businessman, Sheikh Mohammad Ali, accumulated wealth of Tk 717 million while he earned Tk 409 million illegally. He concealed this amount in his wealth statement.

ACC Deputy Director Jalal Uddin Ahmad filed the case against Mohammad Ali with the city's Ramna Police Station on Monday.

Public relations officer of the anti-graft body Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed about filing the case.

According to the first information report (FIR), the national anti-graft agency earlier received an allegation that Mohammad Ali acquired unusual wealth through illegal means.

The ACC took the allegation into consideration. Then it sent him a notice on July 12, 2016 asking him to submit his wealth report.

According to UNB, the businessman submitted his wealth statement to the commission on August 31, 2016 mentioning his wealth worth about 307.8 million.

The case was filed under the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2004.

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