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12:00 AM, August 18, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 18, 2007

Ex-IOJ MP Wakkas sued in Kishoreganj for 'swindling'

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A lawsuit was filed with a court in Kishoreganj against former Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) lawmaker Mufti Md. Wakkas (Josore -5) and three others including his son-in-law on charge of swindling money. Wakkas was elected from Jessore-5 in 2001 election.
Moulana Sahadat Ali of Gojaria village in Bajitpur upazila filed the case on Thursday with the court of Magistrate Habibunnahar. The magistrate ordered the Officer-in-Charge of Bajitpur police station to investigate the matter.
Other accused are Md. Jubaier Ahmed, 35, son-in-law of Wakkas, and NGO officials Babul and Milon of Dhaka.
In the case, the plaintiff alleged that the he came in contact with Jubair when he (Jubair) came to Bajitpur in 2005 to ognaise people to attend a conference of Jomiat-e-Olama at Paltan Maidan in Dhaka.
Then Jubair introduced him (Shahadat Ali) to the three others and former lawmaker Wakkas and told him that Wakkas was going to float a Halal NGO styled Boyaska Sikkah Karjakram, the plaintiff alleged.
Wakkas also told him that members of the NGO would get interest-free loan and the money deposited by them with the NGO would doubled within a year.
Alluring people in this way, the accused persons swindled the new floated NGO members Tk 1, 80,600 between August 2, 2005 and October 25, 2005, the plaintiff alleged.
As no activity of the NGO was seen after deposit of money, its members asked Jubair and Wakkas to return the money that they took away as subscription.
The accused gave several dates to return the money but on August 1, Wakkas and Jubair denied having taken money from the NGO members, the plaintiff alleged.

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