ACC set to sue Saifur's younger son for illegal wealth | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 29, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 29, 2008

ACC set to sue Saifur's younger son for illegal wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is all set to file a case against former finance minister M Saifur Rahman's younger son Shafiur Rahman Babu on charges of amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income and concealing information from the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
ACC has also approved filing of four other cases against 14 persons including former BNP lawmaker Alamgir Mohammad Mahfuz Ullah Farid on charges of concealing information regarding wealth from the ACC, amassing wealth beyond his known sources of income and misuse of power.
Besides, ACC yesterday also approved the submission of a charge sheet against former jute and textiles minister Shajahan Siraj's son Rajib Siraj under the Money Laundering Act for amassing wealth worth Tk 8,63,50,722 through illegal means.
ACC Director General (Administration) Col Hanif Iqbal yesterday told reporters the latest ACC decisions during a regular press briefing at the commission headquarters.
Col Hanif told the press that ACC has readied papers to file a case against Babu accusing him of concealing information about wealth worth Tk 1.28cr in his wealth statement. Babu will also be charged with amassing wealth worth Tk 13.85cr beyond his known sources of income.
Babu was one of the 11 graft-suspects disclosed by an ACC list last October.
Meanwhile, the ACC has approved issuing notice on former state minister for planning Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir's daughter and son, Joya Alamgir and Jalal Alamgir, to submit their wealth statements to the commission.
ACC will submit the charge sheet against Rajib Siraj under section 13 of Money Laundering Act, 2002.
ACC approved filing of a case against former BNP lawmaker Alamgir Mohammad Mahfuz Ullah Farid and his wife Nur Akter Zahan for concealing information of wealth worth Tk 87.91 lakh from the ACC and accumulating wealth worth Tk 2.39cr beyond their known sources of income.
In another case the ACC will charge nine people, including former director general of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BSB) Waliul Islam and former BSB director (administration) Khurshid Kamal, of misuse of power.
Conservator of Forest, Khulna Sheikh Mizanur Rahman will be charged with concealing information of Tk 2.18 lakh from ACC and amassing wealth worth Tk 14.93 lakh beyond his known sources of income.
The ACC is also set to file a case against former deputy assistant engineer of the Power Development Board (PDB) Jafrul Hasan and his wife Shefali Hasan for concealing information about wealth worth Tk 79.63 lakh in their wealth statement and amassing the same by illegal means.

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