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ACC sues former RHD chief engineer over graft

  • Published at 12:37 am December 4th, 2019
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The case was filed under section 26 (2), 27 (1) of Anti-Corruption Act-2004 and section 4 (2) (3) of Money Laundering act-2012

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against former Roads and Highways Department (RHD) chief engineer Md Firoz Iqbal on charges of amassing illegal wealth.

ACC Deputy Director Shaheen Ara Momotaj filed the case with its integrated district office-1 in Dhaka against the RHD official, confirmed ACC public relations officer (ACC) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee to Dhaka Tribune.

The RHD official amassed Tk64.67 lakh beyond his known sources of income and transferred money in different ways to hide the sources and location of money.

The case was filed under section 26 (2), 27 (1) of Anti-Corruption Act-2004 and section 4 (2) (3) of Money Laundering act-2012.

According to the case statement, ACC found that Firoz Iqbal and his wife Fahmida Nilufar amassed Tk2.36,05,988 via movable and immovable wealth. But he tried to show a legitimate source of Tk1,67,38,952 of his income but did not have any source backing the rest.

Investigation revealed that the rest of Tk64,67,036 was amassed illegally, which is a punishable offense under the ACC act 2012, said ACC deputy Director Shaheen Ara Momotaj.