The public servant amassed Tk51 lakh beyond his known sources of income and transferred Tk33.98 lakh in different ways
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed charges against former Roads and Highways Department (RHD) Chief Engineer Md Firoz Iqbal and his wife Fahmida Nilufar on charges of amassing illegal wealth.
ACC Deputy Director Shaheen Ara Momtaz, who investigated the allegations, filed the charge sheet with the anti-graft watchdog’s Integrated District Office 1 in Dhaka on Sunday, sources said.
Firoz Iqbal had amassed Tk51 lakh beyond his known sources of income and transferred Tk33.98 lakh in various ways to hide the sources and location of the money.
He acquired wealth for himself and his wife by abusing power.
On December 4, 2019, the ACC had sued Iqbal and his wife under Section 26 (2) and 27 (1) of Anti-Corruption Act 2004, and section 4 (2) (3) of the Money Laundering Act 2012.
According to the charge sheet, the commission has found evidence of suspicious transactions of Tk3,29,14,760 beyond Iqbal’s salary and allowances with his various bank accounts.
The former RHD official’s wife Fahmida possessed Tk72,75,833 in illegal wealth, the charge sheet said.
Iqbal used his wife's name to legitimize income in an unethical manner, the investigation officer said.
The commission also found evidence of suspicious transactions of Tk5.18 crore with his wife's bank account.