Their financial transactions were being monitored since June
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked Bikalpa Dhara Joint Secretary General Mahi B Chowdhury and his wife to appear before it on August 25.
The couple has been asked to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog for questioning regarding allegations of money laundering and accumulating illegal wealth.
The new date was set after Mahi, also a parliamentarian from Munshiganj 1, and his wife, Ashfah Huq, failed to appear at the ACC office on Wednesday and sought more time.
“The couple has sought more time. Mahi and his wife are accused of laundering money to the USA and we have called them to find the source of this wealth,” ACC Deputy Director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhatyacharya said.
“Their financial transactions were being monitored since June,” he added.
The summon notice was sent by ACC Deputy Director Jalal Uddin Ahmed as part of the investigation which will also seek assistance from different banks to trace the sources of the couple’s wealth.