Dipjol, ex-NBR director charged with amassing wealth illegally | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 13, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 13, 2008

Dipjol, ex-NBR director charged with amassing wealth illegally

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday pressed charges against Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) councillor Monwar Hossain Dipjol, his wife, and former National Board of Revenue (NBR) director Jahurul Haq and his wife in cases filed for amassing wealth through illegal means.
ACC Assistant Director Mohammad Talebur Rahman, also investigation officer (IO) of the case, charged Dipjol and his wife Rumana Monwar with accumulating wealth worth Tk 5,15,94,667 illegally and concealing information of wealth worth Tk 3,02,72,582 from the commission.
The IO submitted charge sheet against the couple to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (CMM) Court, Dhaka, showing 53 people as prosecution witnesses.
He prayed to the court for issuance of arrest warrants against them, and order to attach their properties as they are absconding.
The ACC filed the case with Mirpur (Model) Police Station on December 3 last year.
Meanwhile, Dipjol was earlier given 42 years' imprisonment for possessing illegal firearms and ammunition and dodging income tax while his wife Rumana was given 11 years' jail term for the same offences.
Dipjol was already in hiding at that time and Rumana was arrested in the cases. But she also went into hiding after getting bail.
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ACC Deputy Director Moniruzzaman Khan, also the IO of the case, charged Jahurul Haq and his wife Afia Haq with accumulating wealth worth Tk 1,22,27,171 illegally, and concealing information about wealth worth Tk 93,91,763 from the commission.
He submitted charge sheet against them to the CMM's Court, Dhaka, showing 34 people as prosecution witnesses.
The IO appealed for issuance of arrest against the couple, and court order to attach their properties as they have been absconding.
On January 9 this year, the ACC filed the case with Ramna Police Station accusing the couple of amassing Tk 1.53 crore beyond their known sources of income and concealing information about wealth worth Tk 1.25 crore in the wealth statement.
Afia submitted the wealth statement on March 3 last year, on behalf of her absconding husband, after the High Court ordered the ACC to accept it.
She was accused in the case for abetting her husband in amassing wealth illegally.

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