ACC okays 3 charge sheets against ex-AL MP Awal, wife

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:36, Jan 21,2021


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Sunday approved three charge sheets against former Awami League member of parliament AKMA Awal and his wife Layla Parvin for their alleged involvement in accumulation of illegal wealth, land grabbing and misuse of power.

The commission approved the charge sheets following probe reports of its deputy director M Ali Akbar in a case filed in December 2019, said ACC secretary Md Anowar Hossain Hawlader.

He said that the commission found that Layla Parvin built a three-storey building grabbing government land in Pirojpur after it was allocated to six landless people, who were actually non-existent.

He said that through the same process AKMA Awal, former MP for Pirojpur-1 constituency, grabbed a piece of land near Swarupkathi upazila guest house and another at Pirojpur town.

On January 17, a Dhaka court ordered the ACC to freeze 18 bank accounts and seize documents of 40 scheduled immovable properties of Awal and his wife Laila Parvin.

The ACC initiated the inquiry against Awal after the 11th parliamentary elections held on December 30, 2018.

After the elections, ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood said that the commission would take action against the contestants if any anomaly was found in their affidavits.

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