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ACC summons Apan Jewellers’ owners

  • Published at 12:09 am November 27th, 2019
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ACC Deputy Director SMM Akhtar Hamid Bhuiyan will interrogate them at its headquarter in Segunbagicha

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned the Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed and his brothers Gulzar Ahmed and Azad Ahmed for reportedly accumulating illegal wealth.

The national anti-graft body on Tuesday sent summons to Dildar, Gulzar and Azad asking them to appear at the ACC office for interrogations over the graft allegations with all income tax documents, debt, and bank loan related documents and papers regarding income source of wealth.

ACC Deputy Director SMM Akhtar Hamid Bhuiyan will interrogate them at its headquarter in Segunbagicha, confirmed ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. 

The letter signed by ACC Deputy Director Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan was sent to their residence, he added.

Among them Dildar Ahmed is expected to appear on Wednesday, Gulzar tomorrow and Azad Ahmed on December 1.

Earlier on October 16, 2017, ACC sent a legal notice seeking detailed statements of their wealth. However, they could not appear as they were in jail on charges money laundering.

On March 28, 2017, Shafat Ahmed, son of Dildar Ahmed, and his friends allegedly raped two university students after bringing them to Raintree Hotel in the capital’s Banani area for a birthday party. 

After the rape allegation against Shafat, several agencies, including ACC, started investigations against Dildar Ahmed and his brothers over various allegations, including acquiring illegal wealth, import of gold and diamond via illegal medium for their jewellery shops.

On August 13, 2017, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) filed five cases under the Money Laundering Prevention (Amendment) Act, 2015 against the owners of Apan Jewellers Bangladesh with different police stations in Dhaka.