‘Tender Manipulation’: ACC sues Jubo League leader Shafiq | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, November 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:06 AM, November 22, 2019

‘Tender Manipulation’: ACC sues Jubo League leader Shafiq

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday filed a case against Jubo League ICT Affairs secretary Shafiqul Islam for amassing Tk 14.41 crore beyond known sources of income.

ACC’s Assistant Director Mohammad Neamul Ahsan Gazi filed the case with its integrated district office.

Sources said Shafiqul, now at large, amassed the wealth through “tender manipulation and extortion”.

According to the case statement, the accused showed immoveable and moveable properties worth Tk 14.41 crore in his tax return file.

ACC did not find any legal source of income behind the wealth.

The commission has information that Shafiqul amassed wealth in the country and laundered it abroad.

ACC will investigate this. “If the information is found true, the commission will include those also,” reads the case statement.

Against the backdrop of an ongoing drive against persons involved in illegal casino business, ACC on September 30 declared to initiate enquiry into their wealth.

 So far, the anti-graft watchdog has filed 16 cases.

On Wednesday, ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood hinted to catch more people who have amassed wealth illegally in the near future, adding that the commission has prepared a list of 159 such persons.

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