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Order to Freeze Bank Accounts

Sayeed Khokon blames Taposh

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 June, 2021 12:00 AM
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Sayeed Khokon blames Taposh
Taposh, Khokon

Former Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Tuesday blamed incumbent Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh for the court order to freeze eight bank accounts belonging to him and his family members.

“Taposh is harassing me and doing malicious behaviour towards me to divert people’s attention from his utter failure as mayor to a different direction. He has incited the Anti-Corruption Commission from behind the scene to run after me,” Khokon told a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.

“People know how many votes you got when you were elected. Residents of Dhaka are observing your activities. Now you’re blaming me for your failure. I’ll fight the legal battle together with the people of Dhaka,” the former DSCC mayor said. He urged the ACC to review the decision and appeal to the court to reactivate their bank accounts. “My family and dependents will face a tough time if the accounts remain frozen,” he said.

  Demanding that the ACC should play a neutral role, Khokon said, “My family and I have no objection to any investigation. They can do it. But as a citizen, I don’t expect that the ACC will conduct an investigation being instigated by someone and be involved in personal animosity.”

Posting a question, he said, “Has my family been serving Dhaka dwellers for a century to see this? The accounts of my mother, wife and sister were frozen out of suspicion. They have to clarify their suspicion. In the eight accounts, Tk 7.74 crore was seized. People know what is happening in the city and ACC.”

Meanwhile, the DSCC denied the involvement of the incumbent mayor in the court and ACC affairs.