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AL ex-MP Awal grilled over graft

Staff Correspondent

23 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday interrogated Awami league (AL) former lawmaker AKM Awal over his alleged involvement in accumulation of illegal wealth by misusing power.

ACC deputy director Syed Ahmed interrogated the Pirojpur-1 ex-MP at the commission’s headquarters in the capital’s Segunbagicha from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

The anti-graft body initiated the inquiry against Awal following a complaint filed by an individual. There are allegations against Awal that he accumulated a huge amount of illegal wealth from different sources including ferry stations and bridge toll booths.