AFM Ruhal Haque
Former Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque today claimed that his wife's account balance was mistakenly mentioned Tk 7.53 crore instead of Tk 45.17 lakh in his wealth statement submitted to the Election Commission last year.
He said this while talking to reporters after emerging from Anti-Corruption Commission office.
He was summoned to the ACC's Segunbagicha office in the capital for interrogation in connection with 'accumulating' a huge amount of wealth during a short period.
A team of the ACC led by its Deputy Director Mirza Zahidul Islam quizzed Haque for over two and half an hours since 11:00am.
While talking to the reporters, the former minister also said that he had already submitted an affidavit to the returning officer pointing out the mistake, which has been accepted by the Election Commission.
He however did not any comment about the interrogation.
The interrogation move against him came after the ACC on January 22 launched probes into corruption allegations against five former ministers and lawmakers including Haque and two incumbent MPs.
The ACC took the initiative against the seven persons based on media reports that said their wealth had increased a memorable amount during the last tenure of the ruling party.
Earlier the commission had interrogated Awami League lawmaker Abdul Rahman Bodi on the same allegation.
The five others are: former state minister for water resources Mahbubur Rahman, former state minister for housing and public affairs Abdul Mannan Khan, incumbent lawmaker Aslamul Haque (Mirpur) and former MPs Enamul Haque and Abdul Zabbar.