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ACC arrests Padma Bank ex-chairman’s brother-in-law for amassing illegal wealth

  • Published at 06:44 pm December 5th, 2019
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The anti-graft commission has found most of Mahbubul Haque Chishti's wealth registered under Mostafa’s name

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested the brother-in-law of former Padma Bank audit committee chairman Mahbubul Haque Chishti, for allegedly amassing illegal wealth.

The arrestee Mostafa Kamal is the chairman of Dhanua union in Bakshiganj upazila of Jamalpur district. 

ACC Deputy Director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said: “Mostafa was arrested by ACC Assistant Director Mohammad Faisal from Dhaka’s Shantinagar area on Thursday.”

Earlier, ACC had filed a case against him in which he was charged of acquiring a non-taxable income of Tk8,472,183 and concealing information of assets worth Tk25,282,685.

File photo of the Anti Corruption Commission building | Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The anti-graft commission has also found that most of the wealth of Mahbubul Haque Chishti is registered under Mostafa’s name.

On October 17, ACC filed another case against eight persons, including former audit committee chairman of erstwhile Farmers Bank Ltd, now renamed as Padma Bank, Mahbubul Haque Chishti on charges of embezzling about Tk114 crore.

ACC Deputy Director Shamsul Alam filed the case with its Integrated District Office Dhaka 1, said ACC Public Relation Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.