ACC seeks asset details of BNP’s Amir Khosru

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:59, Aug 06, 2019 | Updated : 18:02, Aug 06, 2019

BNP Standing Committee member and former minister Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury.The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sought wealth statements from senior BNP leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury and his wife Tahera Alam.

In a notice sent on Tuesday (Aug 6), the graft watchdog told the BNP National Standing Committee member to file the asset details by 21 working days, ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Bangla Tribune.

Last year, the ACC summoned the opposition politician to its headquarters over allegations that he had laundered money and undeclared assets.

Commission officials then said he was asked to appear for questioning on complaints that the former commerce minister made bank transactions worth ‘tens of millions of taka’ and laundered money abroad by opening a five-star hotel business with a different name.

The BNP leader from Chattogram also allegedly amassed wealth from unknown sources and bought shares by using names of his wife and other members of the family, according to ACC.

Amir Khosru had moved the High Court challenging the legality of the notice, but the court scrapped the petition.