ACC interrogates BCB director Mahbub

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:43, Feb 14,2020


The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday interrogated Bangladesh Cricket Board director Mahbubul Anam on charge of his alleged accumulation of illegal wealth by using his position in the sports body.

An ACC team led by its deputy director M Manjur Alam interrogated Mahbub, also a director of Lanka Bangla Finance, for four hours at ACC interrogation cell at its headquarters, said ACC secretary ACC secretary Delower Bakth.

He said that the commission interrogated Mahbub following specific allegation and the commission will fix its next course of action following the inquiry report.

Earlier, on November 28, 2019, the commission imposed a foreign travel ban on Mahbubul Anam.

ACC said that the commission imposed the ban after its primary inquiry found Mahbub’s involvement in money laundering and accumulation of illegal wealth through tender manipulation and misuse of power.

Mahbub submitted his wealth statement to the commission responding to a notice in last year.

The commission said its primary inquiry found evidence of wealth worth about Tk 62.54 crore in Mahbub’s name beyond any credible source.

The inquiry was initiated against Mahbub in 2018.

Currently president of Bangladesh Freight Forwarders’ Association Mahbub also runs various businesses, including freight forwarding, tourism and courier services.

Mahbub is the second BCB director to come under ACC scanner recently after Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, who was arrested in September for running illegal casino business in Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Commission quizzed Lokman in remand in a case filed over amassing wealth illegally on November 11.

Mahbub and Lokman are the two nominees of Mohammedan in BCB.

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