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Lokman interrogated by ACC on first day of his remand

  • Published at 11:00 pm November 11th, 2019
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File Photo: Police escort Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan at the CMM court Friday, September 27, 2019 Focus Bangla

A team led by ACC Director Syed Iqbal interrogated Lokman at its headquarters in Dhaka's Segunbagicha on Monday

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) interrogated Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Director Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan on charges of amassing illegal wealth, on the first day of his seven-day remand.

A team led by ACC Director Syed Iqbal interrogated Lokman at its headquarters in Dhaka's Segunbagicha on Monday. Later he was sent to Ramna Model police station.

ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Earlier on October 27, the ACC had filed a case against Lokman, also the Mohammedan Sporting Club director-in-charge, on allegations of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk4.34 crore.

On September 26, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Lokman from his residence at Monipuripara in Tejgaon.

On September 22, police seized two roulette tables and nine betting boards from the Mohammedan Club premises. They also found 12 walkie-talkies, knives, and money counting machines.

According to media reports, since the raid, Lokman has said that he was forced to rent the club’s room for gambling purposes upon “political pressure.”

The raids were part of the  ongoing clampdown of law enforcement agencies on illegal gambling establishments and casinos in the capital and elsewhere, which started on September 18.