The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday filed a case accusing Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Mirza Abbas and his wife Afroza Abbas of accumulating illegal wealth.
Commission assistant director M Salahuddin filed the with Shahjahanpur police station in Dhaka.
According to the first information report, Afroza Abbas failed to show necessary documents against her wealth of Tk 20.16 in the commission inquiry.
It said that Afroza declared herself as a businessperson dealing with handicrafts in her income tax return while she mentioned herself as a housewife in the passport.
The commission found that Mirza Abbas transferred to Afroza the money which he earned illegally from unknown sources as he was a minister and Dhaka city mayor. The couple were defeated in the December 30 general election.
Mirza Abbas contested against Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon for Dhaka 8 and his wife Afroza Abbas contested against ruling Awami League candidate Saber Hossain Chowdhury for Dhaka 9 parliamentary constituencies.
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