Suspended DGHS staff Abzal sent to jail

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. Dhaka | Published: 19:35, Oct 19,2020


A Dhaka court on Monday sent to jail Abzal Hossain, a suspended staff of Directorate General of Health Services, in two cases lodged over amassing illegal wealth of Tk 36 crore.

Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Qayesh passed the order as Anti-Corruption Commission produced the accused before the court and pleaded to keep him behind the bars till the conclusion of probe in the two cases.

The court on September 2 placed him on a 14-day remand in the two cases.

Earlier on August 26, Abzal surrendered before the court and pleaded for bail. After holding hearing on his pleas, the court sent him to jail.

ACC deputy director Md Toufikul Islam on June 27, 2019, filed the two cases against Abzal and his wife Rubina Khanam.

The ACC accused the couple of amassing illegal wealth of around Tk 36 crore. They were also accused of laundering abroad Tk 284 crore.

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