Amassing over Tk 12cr in 6 years
Within six years of joining Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), the bank balance of an assistant director swelled to about Tk 12.84 crore.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Rafiquzzaman yesterday filed a case against the official in question, Farhanul Islam, and his brother Raihanul Islam over amassing around Tk 12.84 crore illegally.
As per the case statement, Farhanul joined BRTA's Noakhali circle in September 2012.
He maintains 10 accounts across three private banks, a public bank, and financial institutions.
He came to the spotlight after suddenly closing six of his accounts in 2019, which alerted the central bank and prompted an investigation, sources said. The inquiry was later transferred to ACC.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday evening, ACC filed five cases against Keya Group chairperson Abdul Khaleq Pathan, his wife, and three children for amassing about Tk 183.84 crore illegally and concealing wealth worth around Tk 96 crore.
In August 2017, ACC had arrested Pathan over swindling Tk 111.14 crore from Bangladesh Krishi Bank.