ACC sues SP for ‘amassing Tk 8 crore’
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today sued a superintendent of police (SP) and his wife for allegedly amassing around Tk 8.36 crore beyond known source of income.
ACC’s Assistant Director Abdul Wadud filed the lawsuit against SP Subhash Chandra Saha and his wife Rina Chowdhury with the Bangshal Police Station in Dhaka in this connection.
Subhash was withdrawn from Faridpur circle recently and later attached with the police headquarters.
According to the case statement, Subhash and his wife jointly opened 19 fixed deposit receipts (FDR) at three branches of One Bank Ltd and deposited Tk 7,97,00,000 between 2013 and 2017. The estimated value of the FDRs with interest is now Tk 8,36,13,367.
On June 27, 2013, Subhash opened another FDR at the Elephant Road Branch of the same bank by depositing Tk 18 lakh, according to the first information report.
Between May 26, 2013 and April 19, 2017, he opened 12 FDRs at Jessore branch of the bank and deposited TK 5.04 crore, the case statement said.
Apart from this, he also opened six FDRs at Bangshal branch of the same bank between December 20, 2015 and May 22, 2017, and deposited Tk 2.75 crore.
The anti-corruption watchdog examined Subhash’s tax return file from 2016 to 2017 and found that the police officer concealed information of the FDRs in his wealth statements.
“The police officer earned around TK 8,36,13,367 by indulging in corruption and concealed information in his wealth statement,” reads the FIR.
Following the allegation, Subhash has been withdrawn from Faridpur circle and attached with the police headquarters.
When asked whether Subhash will be suspended, Nurul Islam, Joint Secretary at the Home Ministry, told The Daily Star that they would take action against Subhash according to law.