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ACC summons three businessmen over illegal asset, land grabbing

  • Published at 01:43 am April 27th, 2018
ACC summons three businessmen over illegal asset, land grabbing
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned three businessmen for questioning for allegedly amassing illegal wealth and building resorts and gardens by occupying government land in Gazipur. “The trio has been asked to visit the ACC headquarters in Dhaka’s Segunbaghicha on May 7,” the anti-graft watchdog’s spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhatacharya said on Thursday. The three businessmen are Abdul Jalil, owner and managing director of Shohag Palli Resort and Picnic Spot at Kaliakoir upazila’s Kalampur; Rafiqul Islam, owner of Waterfront Resort in the same area; and Sohel Ahmed, owner of Aranno Bangla Barhi at Sadar upazila. According to the ACC, they are being investigated over allegations that they have amassed illegal assets and occupied government land to set up their resorts. ACC Deputy Director Ahmaruzzaman is leading the probe against them. Meanwhile, ACC also summoned Asian Lands Development Limited Managing Director Md Nurul Islam Bhuiyan for questioning over allegation of taking several crore of taka in loans from four banks using fake documents. A letter in this regard was sent to Nurul on Wednesday, asking him to visit the ACC headquarters at 10am on May 6. According to the ACC, Nurul took the loan from four banks with fake documents to buy land at an unapproved residential project of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk). However, he has been asked to bring all necessary documents during his questioning at the ACC. Failure to do so would result in actions as per the law, the letter read.