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ACC interrogates Lokman

  • Published at 12:56 pm November 12th, 2019
File Photo: Police escort Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan at the CMM court Friday, September 27, 2019 Focus Bangla

Lokman was arrested on September 26

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) interrogated Bangladesh Mohammedan Sporting Club Director-in-Charge Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan on charges of amassing illegal wealth.

A team, led by ACC Director Syed Iqbal, interrogated Lokman for the second day at its headquarters in Dhaka's Segunbagicha area on Tuesday.

ACC Deputy Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

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 Cricket Board (BCB) director, 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 said 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.