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ACC quizzes MP Badi

Update : 16 Feb 2014, 04:57 AM

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has quizzed ruling party lawmaker from Cox's Bazar-4 constituency Abdur Rahman Badi on Sunday morning following an ACC summon over investigation into allegation of amassing wealth illegally.

Badi appeared before the ACC at 10:15am, Pranab Kumar Bhattacharia, public relations officer of the anti-corruption body, told the Dhaka Tribune.

Ahsan Ali, a deputy director of ACC and also Investigation Officer of the allegation, is recording his statement at ACC headquarters in the capital.

On February 4, referring to the allegation of amassing illegal properties, an ACC notice asked him to make a statement appearing in person before the commission.

The move came just weeks after different reports were published that Badi’s wealth had increased by around 351 times during the last tenure of the Awami League government.

As per the affidavits of candidates submitted to the Election Commission for the last 10th parliamentary polls, Badi earned nearly Tk37 crore during the period. Badi, in his affidavit, mentioned that he earned the money through his export-import business and fuel business in Teknaf.

The Anti-Corruption Commission on January 22 launched probes into corruption allegations against seven former ministers and lawmakers of the ninth parliament.

The ACC on the same day appointed seven investigators to look into the allegations against Badi and six others for “discrepancies” in wealth statements they had submitted to the Election Commission seeking candidature in the 10th parliamentary election.

Bangladesh Bank has sought bank account information of ruling Awami League lawmaker from Cox’s Bazar 4 Abdur Rahman Badi and his four family members.

The central bank sent a letter on February 11 to all scheduled bank managing directors, seeking all information related to the bank account of Badi and his four family members.

The letter sent by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the central bank has sought the information of Badi, his two wives Shahina Akhtar and Khadeja Akhtar Shakerunnesa (Shaki), daughter Samia Rahman Sami and son Abdullah Arman Shaon.

The letter asked to provide all the information within seven working days.

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