ACC split over suing AL lawmaker Enamul
The Anti-Corruption Commission is split over the decision whether to sue Awami League lawmaker Enamul Haque for concealing information on wealth worth Tk 213 crore.
Of the two ACC commissioners -- Nasiruddin Ahmed gave the affirmative nod to sue Enamul, while Mohammad Shahabuddin said the probe report that recommended suing the lawmaker was faulty.
"I think the probe report was a faulty one, so I recommended raising the issue in the next commission meeting scheduled to be held on Monday," he said.
Jatan Kumar Roy, ACC inquiry officer as well as a deputy director of the commission, submitted the report on September 16, recommending suing the lawmaker for concealing information on wealth.
The lawmaker concealed the information in his wealth statement submitted to the Election Commission before the January 5 national poll, said the report.
Earlier on September 8, the AL lawmaker from Rajshahi-4 was grilled by the ACC investigators at the commission's Segunbagicha headquarters in Dhaka.
Emerging from the ACC headquarters, Enamul told reporters that he had no properties beyond the statements he submitted to the EC before the January 5 parliamentary election, and to the ACC.
However, the commission in its probe found that Enamul has ownership of Ena Enterprise, a real estate company that has seven sister concerns.
Following media reports, the anti-graft watchdog on January 22 began investigations into corruption allegations against seven ministers and lawmakers of the ninth parliament, including Enamul.