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ACC submits chargesheet against bdnews24 editor

  • Money obtained through fraudulent documents
  • Court scheduled receipt of chargesheet for June 10
Update : 28 Apr 2024, 07:12 PM

A chargesheet has been submitted to the court in the case against Toufique Imrose Khalidi, the editor-in-chief of bdnews24.com, by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The chargesheet was filed by the investigating officer of the case, ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan, recently.

Inspector Md Aminul Islam of the ACC Court presented the chargesheet in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Ash Shams Jaglul Hossain on Sunday. The court has scheduled the receipt of the chargesheet for June 10.

Akkas Ali, an officer of the General Registration Branch of ACC, confirmed the information.

On July 30, 2020, ACC filed a case against Khalidi on charges of acquiring wealth beyond his known sources of income.

According to the case documents, Khalidi possesses Tk42 crore in four accounts with HSBC, Eastern Bank, Southeast Bank and Mutual Trust Bank, for which the ACC said no legal source was found. 

On November 5, 2019, Khalidi was served with a summons to appear before the ACC over an investigation into "inconsistencies" over his wealth.

The notice said that his statement was required in connection with allegations of “transferring a huge amount of money” by “hiding location” by himself and bdnews24.com, and “earning wealth inconsistent with his known income through illegal activities.”

On November 26, 2019, the commission quizzed Khalidi for nearly five hours at its Dhaka headquarters.

The bdnews24.com editor, however, has denied the allegations.

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