• Thursday, Sep 23, 2021
  • Last Update : 06:08 pm

Ex-RHD chief engineer, wife charged with graft

  • Published at 05:09 pm June 28th, 2021
Anti Corruption Commission- ACC
File photo of the Anti Corruption Commission headquarters in Dhaka Courtesy: Sazzad Hossain

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.


Also read- ACC sues former RHD chief engineer over graft


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.


52
Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail