ACC quizzes Amir Khasru’s brother-in-law on graft charges

Staff Correspondent

3 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday interrogated BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury’s brother-in-law Golam Sarwar on charges of amassing wealth illegally and money laundering.

The anti-graft body’s Deputy Director Selina Akter, also the inquiry officer, questioned him at the interrogation cell of ACC at its Segunbagicha headquarters in the capital, ACC sources said.

Earlier, the ACC interrogated Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury on Monday at the commission on charges of corruption, including amassing illegal wealth and money laundering.

On February 23, the ACC summoned Khasru, his wife Tahera Alam Khasru and his brother-in-law Golam Sarwar to appear at the commission for interrogation.

Amir Khasru on Monday appeared before the ACC after the third summons. He went to the court challenging summons of the commission on the previous two occasions.

Recently, the High Court declared the ACC notice valid.

The ACC initiated the inquiry against Khasru in 2018 following an allegation that he was involved in money-laundering and invested in a five-star hotel business concealing his identity.

There are also allegations that the BNP leader purchased huge amount of shares in his name and names of his wife and other family members, transacted huge amount of money through banks and amassed illegal wealth.

Earlier on October 4 in 2018, the national anti-graft agency also imposed a travel ban on the BNP leader and his wife.