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ACC seeks transaction details of Sunamganj MP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:49, Sep 29,2020

 
 

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday asked the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit asking to provide banking information and transaction details of ruling Awami League lawmaker Mouazzam Hossain Ratan and his wife Mahmuda Hossain.

In a letter, the commission assistant director Mohammad Neyamul Ahsan Gazi asked the BFIU to provide the required information as soon as possible as an inquiry is underway against the Sunamganj-1 lawmaker and his wife, said ACC director for public relations Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

Earlier on February 18, the commission interrogated Mouazzam for his alleged involvement in money laundering.

The commission initiated the inquiry against the lawmaker after media reports that party colleagues raised allegation that Mouazzam was involved in different types of corruption including extortion and embezzlement, said Pranab.

On October 24, 2019, ACC imposed a ban on foreign travel by the lawmaker.

Pranab said that the ACC slapped the travel ban after its primary inquiry found evidence that the lawmaker was involved in money laundering and was trying to leave the country.

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