Taposh instigated ACC move to freeze bank accounts, Khokon alleges
Former Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon today blamed the current DSCC mayor -- Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh -- for the court order on freezing eight bank accounts belonging to Khokon and his family members.
Khokon said he believes that Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), after being instigated by Taposh, sought the court's permission to freeze their bank accounts.
"To divert attention from his utter failure as a mayor, Taposh is harassing me," Khokon said at a press briefing at Jatiya Press Club today.
"We will fight it legally and if necessary, we will go for protests again," he added.
If the bank accounts, which contain Tk 7.62 crore, remain frozen, they will not be able to pay utility bills and employees of their family business during the pandemic, Khokon said.
He requested the ACC to restore their accounts through courts.
Yesterday, a Dhaka court ordered to freeze eight bank accounts of Khokon and his family members as part of an investigation into an allegation of amassing illegal wealth.
Demanding a "neutral" role of ACC, Khokon said they have no objection to the investigation, but "he, as a citizen, does not expect that ACC will conduct an investigation, being instigated by someone."
People of Dhaka will not accept this "humiliation" and will protest if necessary, he said.
Mayor Taposh will not reply or issue any statement over the allegations brought against him by Khokon as it is a sub-judice matter, said DSCC's Public Relation Officer Md Abu Naser.