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ACC confiscates assets of DGHS accountant Afzal

  • Published at 08:38 pm March 18th, 2019
File photo of the main entrance of Anti-Corruption Commission Headquarter in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The ACC team will also confiscate other assets of Afzal in Khulna, Faridpur, and Rajbari

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) attached the assets of Afzal Hossain, an accountant at the Medical Education Department of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on corruption charges.

An ACC team, led by unit Director Khandaker Enamul Baser, put up a notice in front of Afzal’s five-storey building, Tamanna Villa, on Road-11 of Uttara Sector-13, in compliance with a court order on Monday.

According to the ACC, Afzal allegedly accumulated a lot of wealth, including five houses in the capital, and one in Australia. He amassed the wealth misusing his power and taking bribes from candidates by ensuring jobs in different government and private offices.

The ACC team will also confiscate other assets of Afzal in Khulna, Faridpur, and Rajbari.

On January 21, the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions' Judge Court ordered confiscation of all the moveable and immoveable property of Afzal and his wife Rubina Khanam, and to freeze all of their bank accounts, in a case filed by the ACC.

On January 11, ACC Deputy Director M Samsul Alam interrogated the couple for around seven hours at its head office and found evidence against them regarding their illegal wealth .

Afzal's wife was also working as a stenographer at the same office since 1995.

Earlier, the ACC imposed a ban on Afzal's foreign travel and the couple went into hiding immediately after the grilling.

On January 14, this year, the Health Ministry suspended Afzal Hossain on charges of corruption.

Although Afzal was a fourth-grade government employee, his five houses, including one in Uttara, several plots, and a house abroad, were inconsistent with his wage income, said a letter issued by the Health Ministry on January 13.

The ministry also asked the authorities concerned to carry out a departmental investigation against him.