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ACC sues BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury

  • Published at 09:19 pm December 24th, 2019
Aslam Chowdhury
BNP Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury Collected

The case was filed by ACC Deputy Director Nasir Uddin at the integrated district office-1 of the anti-graft watchdog on Tuesday, according to the ACC public relations department

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has lodged a case against BNP Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury on charges of failing to submit a wealth statement to the commission within the stipulated time.

The case was filed by ACC Deputy Director Nasir Uddin at the integrated district office-1 of the anti-graft watchdog on Tuesday, according to the ACC public relations department. 

The details of the case note that on May 13, the ACC investigation team issued a letter to the BNP leader and his wife Zanila Naznil Moula to submit their wealth statements within three months. 

Though the ACC despatched several reminders to the BNP leader earlier, there was no response from him.  

The commission in May also launched an investigation into money laundering allegations against them. The commission found evidence that the accused had amassed illegal wealth in their names.

According to ACC officials, in June 2017, the Anti-Corruption Commission filed a case against BNP Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury and three others on charges of misappropriating about Tk 325 crore from AB Bank in Chittagong between 2011 and 2013. 

Three other accused in the case are Chairperson Jamila Naznin Mawla, Managing Director Amzad Hossain Chowdhury and Director Jasim Uddin Chowdhury of the Chittagong-based Rising Steel Mills (RSM) Ltd.

Besides, the ACC filed another corruption case on December 26, 2016, against Aslam, his wife and Chairperson of Rising Steel Mills Limited Jamila Naznin Maola, his younger brother, and Managing Director of the Mills Amjad Hossain Chowdhury, South East Bank Limited Director Jasim Uddin Chowdhury and two former bank officials of South East Bank Limited.

The accused were then charged with misappropriating Tk 135.8 crore from Chattogram's Halishahar branch of South East Bank Limited.