The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday summoned Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman as it initiated an inquiry into his wealth.
The commission deputy director M Nassir Uddin asked Latifur to appear before the commission head office on October 18 to give explanation about his alleged ‘illegal wealth’, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.
The ACC suspected that Latifur and his family members processed ‘illegal wealth’ which they laundered in different countries.
Pranab said that the commission initiated the inquiry against Latifur after they received a complaint from an unknown source that he and his family members accumulated huge ‘illegal wealth’ through evading vat, electricity bills and gas bills for different companies of the group.
According to the complaint, Latifur and his family members laundered the illegal money in different countries while they also occupied government land.
In the notice, Latifur was asked to appear before the commission with photocopies of his national identity card and passport, the ACC official said.
Transcom Group companies are — Eskayef Pharmaceutical Ltd, Mediastar Ltd, Transcom Beverages Ltd, Transcom Distribution Co Ltd, Transcom Foods Ltd, Transcom Electronics Ltd, Transcom Consumer Products Ltd, Bangladesh Lamps Ltd, Transcom Cables Ltd, Mediaworld Ltd, Tea Holdings Ltd, Reliance Insurance Ltd, Transcraft Ltd and Bangladesh Electrical Industries Ltd.
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