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ACC summons Amir Khasru

  • Published at 11:35 pm August 16th, 2018
Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury - mehedi hasan
File Photo of senior BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The BNP leader has allegedly amassed a huge amount of wealth through illegal income sources

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned senior BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury to quiz him for his alleged involvement in money laundering and amassing illegal wealth.

A former commerce minister, Khasru has been asked to go to the ACC headquarters in Dhaka’s Segunbaghicha on August 28.

ACC's Assistant Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Dhaka Tribune that they have sent the summons notice to Khasru's Chawkbazar house in the city on Thursday.

ACC Director Kazi Shafiqul Alam is investigating the allegations levelled against Khasru, a member of BNP’s National Standing Committee.

According to the notice, Khasru has amassed a huge amount of wealth through illegal income sources, including money laundering.

Earlier this month, the BNP leader was sued under the ICT Act and Special Powers Act for allegedly instigating violence during a student movement for safer roads. The case was filed after an audio clip of him, reportedly discussing ways to incite anarchy, went viral.

Zakaria Dastagir, acting general secretary of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Chittagong city unit, had lodged the case at Kotwali police station in Chittagong.