Graft suspects to be brought back, says ACC

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 29,2019


The Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to take action to bring back graft suspects living abroad.

Commission secretary M Dilwar Bakth said this at a press conference at his office on Monday.

He said that the commission decided to prosecute a number of people for amassing illegal wealth through unauthorised casinos.

He made the remark while responding to a reporter’s query about the commission’s move against businessman Aziz Mohammad.

The Department of Narcotics Control on Sunday found a huge cache of liquor and other drugs as well as casino equipment during a raid on his Gulshan house.

Responding to another question, he said that the Anti-Corruption Commission has sent letters to Bangladesh Bank and other government agencies to get the wealth reports of a number of graft suspects as part of its ongoing anti-graft drive.

On September 30, the commission launched an inquiry to find out the illegal wealth of the people involved in the unauthorised casino operations and other illegal businesses.

On September 18, the law-enforcing agencies launched a drive against illegal casinos with unauthorised bars in the capital and arrested several leaders of the ruling Awami League’s youth front Juba League, among others, for their involvement in the casinos and other illegal businesses.

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