ACC confiscates Tk 100cr assets of ex-JL leader Anisur

Staff Correspondent

24 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday confiscated Tk100cr assets of the expelled Juba League office secretary Kazi Anisur Rahman.

The ACC’s Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan seized the assets worth Tk100 crore of Kazi Anisur Rahman, said ACC Director (media) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

Earlier, a Dhaka court ordered to confiscate the wealth of the Kazi Anis following a petition submitted by Gulshan Anwar Pradhan in the case. 

The seized assets in Dhaka include a five-storey house at Kalabagan, two flats at Dhanmondi and Wari, three shops at Elephant Road, 13 square feet of commercial space and two shops at a market in Gulshan-2.

The ACC also seized a luxurious house in his village home at Boalia of  Muksudpur in Gopalganj, a petrol pump, 15 bighas of land worth Tk30 crore and 40 kathas of land in Keraniganj. The ACC also detected a Tk50 crore bank transaction. Earlier, the ACC seized income tax documents worth about Tk16 crore from Kazi Anisur Rahman and his wife Sumi Rahman.

On October 29, 2019, the ACC filed two separate cases against the expelled Jubo League Office Secretary Kazi Anisur Rahman and his wife Sumi Rahman on charges of amassing illegal wealth.

The anti-graft body charged Anisur Rahman with acquiring Tk 12.80crore by operating a casino business while Sumi is accused of amassing Tk 1.31 crore wealth beyond her known sources of income.

Anisur, who went into hiding in the wake of the crackdown on illegal casinos on September 18, 2019, was expelled by the Jubo League on charges of corruption on October 11, 2019.

Allegation found that the JL leader faces allegations of amassing a huge amount of illegal wealth through extortion, charging commissions from tenders and offering different posts in the organisation.

Anisur was appointed as the deputy office secretary of Jubo League in 2012 before being promoted to the vacant post of office secretary six months later.