A Dhaka court yesterday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to freeze 18 bank accounts and seize documents of 40 scheduled immovable properties of former Pirojpur lawmaker AKMA Awal and his wife Laila Parvin in two graft cases.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka after Md Ali Akbar, deputy director of ACC and also the investigation officer of the cases, submitted two separate petitions.
Earlier on September 29 last year, the ACC filed two separate cases against Awami League lawmaker Awal and his wife with its Integrated District Office-1 of Dhaka.
Awal was sued for amassing Tk 33 crore illegally while Laila for acquiring Tk 10.98 crore illegally.
In his wealth statement submitted to ACC, Awal hid wealth of Tk 15.72 crore which is a punishable offence according to ACC Act and Money Laundering Prevention Act. His wife Parvin also allegedly made Tk 10.98 crore illegally which is also a punishable crime under the same laws.
On December 30, 2019, the ACC filed another three cases against Awal and one against his wife for occupying a piece of government land behind the land office in Pirojpur Sadar upazila and building a two-storey building on it.
Awal also rented the building to Pally Bidyut Samity and the rent agreement was signed by his wife Laila.
The couple received bail from the High Court in all the cases.
Awal was elected MP from the Pirojpur-1 constituency in 2008 and 2014 elections.