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ACC files case against ex-police official in Chittagong for concealing wealth information

  • Concealed information regarding assets worth over Tk1.7 crore
  • Failed to disclose accurate information regarding his assets
Update : 18 Oct 2023, 11:06 PM

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has initiated a legal action against a retired police officer of Chittagong District over allegations of amassing illicit wealth.

ACC's Chittagong district integrated-1 office's assistant director Emran Hossain officially lodged the case on Wednesday. 

The accused was identified as Md Shah Alam, 59, retired police inspector currently residing in the Agrabad CDA area under the Double Mooring police station in the city. 

Previously, Shah Alam held the position of DIO-1 in the Chittagong District Superintendent of Police office.

The ACC's case accuses Shah Alam for acquiring assets illegally worth over Tk1.7 crore and failing to disclose accurate information regarding his assets.

Providing insights into the case, Deputy Director of Chittagong ACC, Nazmus Sadat, said: "We have not identified a legitimate source for the substantial amount of Tk1.7 crore in Shah Alam's reported income or assets. He was unable to provide satisfactory explanations for this disparity. Every earned taka should be accounted for accurately. Thus, a case has been registered, supported by evidence of possessing unlawfully earned money. ACC will conduct a thorough investigation into the matter and take appropriate measures."According to case records, the submission to the Anti-Corruption Commission took place on May 23, 2022.

According to the case documents, Shah Alam's wealth statement, declared the acquisition of assets valued totalling at Tk 1.99 crore, encompassing immovable assets Tk71. lakh and movable assets Tk1.28 crore. Additionally, he acknowledged a debt of Tk16.97 lakh.. 

However, further investigation revealed an understatement of assets totalling Tk1.7 crore, confirming the prima facie case against him. 

Consequently, a formal case under Section 27(1) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004 has been filed against Md Shah Alam.

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