Embargo on BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud, his wife | The Daily Star
03:55 PM, October 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:00 PM, October 04, 2018

Khasru, wife can’t leave country: ACC

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has urged the Special Branch to issue an embargo against BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and his wife so that they cannot leave the country.

The embargo has been placed on Khasru, his wife in connection to an investigation into his corruption and wealth.

The ACC wrote to the Special Branch to take necessary steps in this regard.

The Daily Star has obtained copies of the letters from the ACC.

Recently, ACC received allegations that Khasru owns a five-star hotel but “did not disclose it on his tax file”. Also, he said to have laundered money abroad and amassed undisclosed wealth.

Khasru was sued under the ICT and special powers act after a phone conversation allegedly with a BNP activist during the recent student protests was leaked.

In another separate letter, signed by the same officer, ACC asked Special Branch of Police to issue an embargo against the former managing director of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Ltd Mir Mashiur Rahman and four other officials to bar them leaving the country.

Four other officials of Titas are SM Abdul Wadud, Deputy General Manager, Shahzadha Faraji, manager of engineering services department, Abu Siddik Tayani, assistant officer and Shafiqur Rahman, Shafiqur Rahman, general manager of Narayanganj regional office.

Earlier, ACC summoned them to appear before it on October 1 and October 2 for quizzing in connection with allegations of acquiring money by providing illegal gas connections and meter tampering.

However, they did not appear before the Commission saying they are ‘physically ill’.

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