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ACC assigns inquiry officer to investigate Papia’s wealth

  • Published at 10:14 pm March 1st, 2020
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File photo: Jubo Mohila League's Narsingdi District units General Secretary Shamima Nur Papiya Collected

Earlier, on February 22, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Papia, expelled general secretary of Jubo Mohila League's Narsingdi district unit, and her husband, along with their accomplices

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has assigned an officer to enquire into  allegations of the amassing of assets illegally by expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia.

The decision was taken at a routine ACC meeting at its  headquarters yesterday in Dhaka, confirmed ACC Director (media) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. 

Pranab said: “The commission has assigned ACC Deputy Director Shahin Ara Mamtaz to investigate the matter, and Director Syed Iqbal Hossain (Special Inquiry and Investigation-2) will be the supervisory officer for the issue.” 

Earlier, on February 22, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Papia, expelled general secretary of Jubo Mohila League's Narsingdi district unit, and her husband, along with their accomplices, from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport with counterfeit banknotes, foreign currencies, and around Tk2.5 lakh in cash.

Later, RAB at a press conference said that Shamima Nur Papia was the ringleader of the gang and smuggled counterfeit notes. RAB also revealed that she was involved in illegal arms and drug trading, and ran a prostitution racket. 

ACC questions CAAB official 

Meanwhile, the anti-graft body yesterday also questioned Superintendent Engineer (P&D QM Circle) Md Habibur Rahman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) over allegations of amassing illegal wealth.

Assistant Director of the commission, Zahid Kalam, questioned him for one hour starting 12.30pm at ACC headquarters in the capital's Segunbagicha neighbourhood.


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