Mahabubul Haque Chisty, former chairman of the Farmers Bank audit committee, was shown arrested today in connection with five cases filed over amassing more than Tk 135.45crore illegally.
Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge's Court of Dhaka passed the order after Mohammad Faisal, an assistant director of the Anti-Corruption Commission and also the investigation officer in the cases, submitted five separate petitions.
Chisty's son Rashedul Haque was also shown arrested in two of the five cases.
During today's hearing, Chisty and Rashedul were produced before the court.
Earlier on December 15 last year, the ACC filed five separate cases with its Integrated District Office-1 of Dhaka against Chisty, his wife Ruzy Chisty, son, daughter Rimi Chisty and the wife of his son Farhana Ahmed.
Of them, Ruzy and Rimi are now on bail, while Farhana is still at large.
According to the prosecution, the ACC says Chisty has amassed illegal wealth of Tk 28,55,61,590, Ruzy 37.38 crore, Rashedul Tk 32.68 crore while his wife Farhana has illegal wealth of Tk 13.68 crore and daughter Tk 21.20 crore.
In 2018, Chisty and his son were arrested in connection with a Tk 160-crore laundering case.