ACC grills Mahi B Chowdhury

Staff Correspondent

26 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday interrogated Bikalpadhara Bangladesh joint secretary general and lawmaker Mahi B Chowdhury on charges of money laundering and amassing wealth beyond the known sources of income.

The anti-graft body’s deputy director Jalal Uddin Ahmed, also the inquiry officer, started quizzing him at 10:30am and continued it till 4:10pm at the commission's Segunbagicha head office in the capital.

Talking to journalists after the interrogation, Mahi claimed himself innocent denying the allegations of money laundering and amassing illegal wealth.

“I am a victim of a conspiracy. There are some people who have nothing to do in politics ... they are conspiring,” he said.

He claimed that the conspiracy against him started before the national elections. Denying all the graft allegations, Mahi said, “The ACC has investigated the allegations levelled against me. But they are yet to make me accused.”

Claiming that a unilateral media trial is going on against him, he said, “Character assassination is going on in this way.”

Meanwhile, Mahi’s wife Ashfa Haque Lopa did not appear at the ACC headquarters on the day although she is facing the same charges.