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ACC summons Amir Khasru again

  • Published at 01:04 am August 29th, 2018
Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury - mehedi hasan
File Photo of senior BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The former commerce minister was supposed to appear before the commission on Tuesday

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury again to face interrogation over his alleged involvement in money laundering and amassing illegal assets.

He has been asked to appear at the ACC headquarters in Dhaka’s Segunbaghicha on September 10, as Khasru did not respond to the commission’s previous summons.

The former commerce minister was supposed to appear before the commission on Tuesday.

ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said Amir Khasru had sent a letter seeking a month more and saying that he could not appear before the ACC due to the Eid vacation and inability to prepare himself to make a statement.

“But the ACC investigation official has served him (Khasru) with a notice to appear before the commission on September 10 for his statement,” he said.

ACC Director Kazi Shafiqul Alam is investigating the allegations levelled against Khasru, which say that the senior BNP leader has amassed a huge amount of wealth through illegal income sources, including money laundering.

Earlier this month, the BNP leader was also accused in two cases filed in Dhaka and Chittagong for allegedly instigating violence during a student movement for safer roads.

The cases were filed after an audio clip of him, reportedly discussing ways to incite anarchy with another man, went viral on social media.