ACC sues Moosa Bin Shamsher

Staff Correspondent

18 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

ACC sues Moosa Bin Shamsher

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against five persons,  including controversial business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher, on charges of using a car registered with fake documents.

ACC Director Mir Md Zainul Abedin Shebli filed the case with its Integrated District Office (Dhaka-1). 

The four others are — Assistant Director of BRTA Bhola District Circle Engineer Ayub Ali Ansar (current working place at Jhalokati), owner of automobile importer company Auto Define and Fiyas Enterprise Md Wahidur Rahman, Moosa Bin Shamsher’s brother-in-law Faruq-uz-Zaman Chowdhury, and a British passport holder Farid Nabir.

There is allegation of registering a Range Rover vehicle brought in the country under tax-free facility, in the name of Moosa through submitting false documents.

Moosa has been blamed for registering the luxury vehicle in his name by submitting false bill of entry and evading Tk2.17 crore in tax.

The car was brought from the UK in 2010 under a duty-free benefit on condition of re-exporting it after a certain period. But instead of re-exporting, the vehicle was registered with Bhola office of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) under the name of Faruq-uz-Zaman Chowdhury from Pabna using fake documents.

On March 21, 2017, Customs Intelligence seized the luxurious SUV of Prince Moosa Bin Shamsher from Dhanmondi in Dhaka.

Earlier, the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) also filed a case against Moosa with Gulshan police station on July 31, 2017 under Money Laundering Prevention Act.