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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

ACC starts probe into ex-BCL leaders Shovon-Rabbani's illegal wealth

Staff Reporter :
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started investigation into illegal wealth of removed Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani as well over 100 persons.
Sources said, ACC on Sunday sent a letter to Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) requesting to submit information about Bank accounts of Shovon, Rabbani and some other politicians, Engineers, Custom officers and businessmen.
According to ACC officials, the lists also include a former BCL General Secretary Siddique Nazmul Alam, four lawmakers of the ruling Awami League, and five councillors of Dhaka North and South City Corporations.
Shovon and Rabbani were removed from the posts of BCL President and General Secretary for their controversial activities on September 14 this year. On the other hand, Siddique Nazmul Alam is currently staying in London.
The law enforcement agencies started purification drives against those who are involved in corruptions and illegal casino gambling. On September 30, the ACC formed an investigation team following the Prime Minister's directives on September 18.
The team has started investigation against those who accumulated huge wealth through gambling in casino and other illegal ways. ACC Secretary Muhammad Dilwar Bakht said that the anti-graft body has already started investigation.   "The team is working as per the lists prepared by different agencies also followed the names published in the media," he said.