The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday summoned BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury to appear before it on March 1 for interrogating him over charges of amassing illegal wealth.
The anti-graft body also summoned his wife Tahera Alam Khosru and bother-in-law Golam Sarwar asking them to turn up on the same day.A notice signed by ACC Deputy Director Selina Aktar asked them to be present at the commission’s Segunbagicha headquarters in the capital on March 1, said ACC Director and
Spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.
On August 16, 2018, the ACC also sent a notice to Amir Khosru asking him to appear before it on August 28 of the same year to face grilling over ill-gotten wealth and money laundering charges.
According to that notice, there were allegations of owning anonymous five-star hotel business, money laundering in various countries and illegal transactions of huge money in banks against the BNP leader.
He had also purchased huge shares in his name and the names of his wife and other family members and accumulated huge wealth illegally, said the notice. After the notice, Khosru filed a petition with the ACC seeking time showing the excuse of collecting necessary documents.
Later, the ACC summoned him for the second time to appear before it on September 10, 2018, but he filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of the notice. But the court dismissed the petition. On August 6, 2019, it asked the BNP leader and his wife to submit their wealth statements to the commission.