ACC summons ex-JP secy gen Howlader again

Staff Correspondent

15 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday summoned Jatiya Party former secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader for quizzing over misappropriation of government assets worth around Tk 100 crore.

ACC Deputy Director Syed Ahmed sent the notice asking the JP leader to appear at the commission’s headquarters in the capital on May 20 on the corruption charges.

The anti-graft watchdog summoned him after the Appellate Division, on April 28, stayed the High Court order that had stayed the ACC’s notice to Howlader.

The ACC summoned Howlader on September 13 last year for the first time to investigate allegations against him.

But the JP leader did not appear before the commission and sought time citing his involvement in the national elections.

Later, ACC issued another notice asking Howlader to appear in commission’s office on March 28. But the HC stayed the notice following a petition filed by Howlader challenging the legality of the notice.