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ACC starts graft case against Bapex GM and his wife

  • Published at 09:11 pm June 5th, 2018
Opposition leaders claim the Anti-Corruption Commission is bringing the cases into focus now to keep them away from the national polls Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The couple allegedly amassed a huge amount of illegal wealth and hid the information from the anti-graft watchdog

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday filed a case against the general manager (Accounts and Finance) of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex), AKM Anwarul Islam, and his wife Farida Yasmin for allegedly amassing huge illegal wealth.

ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Helal Uddin Sharif filed the case at Ramna Model police station accusing the couple of amassing wealth worth around Tk1.11 crore illegally, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.

The case was filed under Sections 26 (2) and 27 (1) of the ACC Act 2004 and Section 109 of the Penal Code.

According to case details, Farida started submitting tax returns since fiscal year 2005-06. She submitted information of wealth worth nearly Tk50 lakh from 2005-06 to 2015-16 fiscal years and spent over Tk6 lakh during the period.

But the ACC found that Farida owns an asset of more than Tk1.54 crore that was not disclosed in the asset statement submitted to the commission.

Anwarul abetted his wife in providing false information aiming to hide the wealth information.