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Keya Cosmetics bosses sued for Tk 138cr ‘illegal wealth’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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The Anti-Corruption Com-mission (ACC) filed five separate cases against Keya Cosmetics Limited Chairman Abdul Khaleq Pathan and his four other family members on charges of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 138.84 crore.

There are also allegations of concealing information of wealth worth Tk 96.29 crore against the bosses of the Keya Cosmetics Ltd.

The other four accused are Khaleq Pathan‘s daughter and Keya Cosmetics Managing Director (MD) Khaleda Parveen, his wife and the company’s director Firoza Begum, Pathan’s daughter and director Tansin Keya and his son and director Mashum Pathan.

The anti-graft body’s Assistant Director Md Shafi Ullah filed the cases with its integrated district office in Dhaka on Tuesday accusing them on charges of amassing illegal wealth and concealing information of wealth, said ACC spokesperson

M Arif Sadiq.

According to the cases, Abdul Khaleq Pathan submitted his wealth statements to the commission on June 23, 2019 but the businessman

concealed information of his wealth worth Tk49 crore in his statement.

Analyzing the wealth statements, ACC also found that Khaleq Pathan amassed wealth worth Tk 133.73 crore beyond known sources of income.

Khaleda Parveen in her wealth statement submitted to the ACC concealed information of wealth worth Tk 1.96 crore while the ACC found her illegal wealth worth Tk 2.35 crore.

Firoza Begum amassed illegal wealth worth Tk 25.96 crore and she also concealed information of her wealth worth Tk 17.11 crore in wealth statement.

Masum Pathan owned illegal wealth worth Tk 5.47 crore and he also concealed information of wealth worth Tk 2.72 crore in his statement submitted to the ACC.

Tansin Keya amassed illegal wealth worth Tk 16.31 crore and she also concealed information of her wealth worth Tk 25.09 crore in her wealth statement.