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Moosa has $7b in 'frozen' Swiss account

Moosa has $7b in 'frozen' Swiss account

Flanked by bodyguards, business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher yesterday appeared at the Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters to face interrogation over the allegations that he amassed wealth illegally and laundered a huge amount of money to Switzerland. During interrogation, Moosa admitted that he has deposits worth $7 billion in Swiss Bank accounts that are now “frozen”, according to a top ACC official. "Moosa, however, denied allegation of amassing wealth illegally, claiming that he earned the amount abroad through international arms trading," he added. Asked about the “$7 billion”, Executive Director Mahfuzur Rahman of...

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

Judge dealing Khaleda's graft cases transferred

The judge dealing the two graft cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and eight others has been transferred midway in the trial of the corruption cases. Judge Bashudev Roy, special judge-3 of Dhaka, has been transferred to the position of a special judge in Patuakhali. He will be replaced by Abu Ahmed Jomadar, a...

Businessman Moosa denies graft allegation

Businessman Moosa denies graft allegation

Controversial businessman Moosa Bin Shamsher today denied the allegation brought against him of amassing wealth illegally and siphoning off a huge amount of money to Switzerland. Moosa was talking to reporters after emerging from the Anti-Corruption Commission’s head office, where he was interrogated for three and a half hours over the allegation. A team led...

ACC quizzes cop over illegal wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday interrogated a police officer for allegedly amassing wealth beyond the known source of income. ACC Deputy Director Hamidul Hassan grilled Superintendent of Police Mizanur Rahman, now posted at Mill Barracks in the capital as the commandant of Range Reserve Force. During interrogation at the anti-graft body headquarters, Mizan denied the allegations of accumulating wealth unlawfully, saying his wife Nipa Mizan earned the wealth from doing different businesses, said a source at the ACC. In 2012, the commission launched...

BNP slams ACC chief for ‘political’ talks

BNP slams ACC chief for ‘political’ talks

BNP today criticised acting chief of Anti-Commission Commission (ACC) Shahabuddin for his “political” comments on the party’s Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “The ACC chief spoke like a political leader though he chairs a constitutional position. He has gone past his limit,” BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged in a press briefing at...

Krishi Bank

Four quizzed over Tk 152cr scam

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday interrogated three former senior officials and one incumbent official of state-run Bangladesh Krishi Bank in connection with an alleged misappropriation of Tk 152 crore through loan scams. They had helped Wahidur Rahman, a restaurant and auto-rickshaw businessman in the capital's Moghbazar, get the loan sanctioned from the bank's Banani branch in 2010, said ACC Deputy Director Zulfikar Ali. Despite being a loan defaulter according to a CIB (Credit Information Bureau) report, Wahidur with their support took out...

ZIA ORPHANAGE AND ZIA CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASES

Hearings adjourned till Dec 17

Hearings adjourned till Dec 17

A Dhaka court today adjourned till December 17 recording deposition of the compliant in Zia Orphanage and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Judge Basudev Roy of the Special Judge Court-3 was forced to adjourn the hearing just after recording the deposition for seven minutes from the compliant amid chaos by defence lawyers. Earlier in the day, the court rejected six adjournment petitions submitted by Khaleda’s lawyer but the court granted Khaleda’s non-appearance petition, which was submitted by the defence as BNP chief could not appear before it today citing security problems. On December 1, Khaleda skipped the court hearing on the same reason. After rejecting the petitions...

BITTER TRUTH

ACC's futile battle against corruption

ACC's futile battle against corruption

IN Bangladesh, charges of impropriety are routinely labeled against a political party after it quits power. In the recent past, scary reports about corruption scandals, financial irregularities and swindling of public money in the most important sectors under different ministries were published in the national dailies. Since its inception, the now defunct Bureau of...

ACC bins Bangladesh graft report

ACC bins Bangladesh graft report

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today rejected the survey report of Transparency International that said that Bangladesh was ranked 14th in the global graft index. “We have rejected the data used in the survey,” ACC Commissioner Md Shahabuddin told reporters at his office hours after the report was made public at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka. Shahabuddin...

ZIA CHARITABLE TRUST GRAFT CASE

SC upholds Khaleda indictment

SC upholds Khaleda indictment

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, upholding a lower court’s charge framing order against her in Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Hours after the order, Khaleda submitted two petitions with the High Court expressing no confidence on Special Judges Court-3 of Dhaka Judge Basudev Roy, who framed charges...

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