Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has asked special branch (SB) of police to prevent the incumbent director of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Mahbubul Anam from going abroad.
A letter, signed by ACC’s Deputy Director Manjur Alam today, requested superintendent of police of SB to take necessary steps to prevent him from leaving the country.
“There is an enquiry against Mahbubul Anam over the allegation of amassing crores of money illegally through tender manipulation, recruitment business and misusing power in selecting sponsor,” said the letter.
There is also the allegation that he amassed wealth beyond the known source of income, the letter also said.
“It is learnt from a confidential source that the alleged person is trying to leave the country along with family,” the letter further reads adding that it is necessary to prevent the alleged persons leaving the country for the sake of proper enquiry.
On October 27, ACC filed a case against another BCB director Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan for amassing wealth Tk 4.34 crore beyond the known source of income.
According to the FIR, Lokman, also director (in-charge) of Mohammedan Sporting Club used to collect Tk 21 lakh per month from the casino business at the Club. He transferred about Tk 41 crore to banks in Australia.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on September 25 arrested Lokman from his Monipuripara residence with four bottles of liquor.
Since Rab started an “anti-gambling operation” on September 18, Lokman was on hiding in different places including Narayanganj.