Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today filed a case against former lawmaker of ruling party Mohammad Mizanur Rahman for allegedly amassing wealth worth about Tk 1.5 crore beyond the known source of income.
ACC’s Director Monjur Morshed filed the case with its Integrated District Office Dhaka-1, ACC's Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told The Daily Star.
Last year, ACC got allegation that Mizanur, also the general secretary of Khulna city unit AL, has allegedly embezzled huge amount of money by misusing his power at the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) and other public offices to secure work orders under the name of his family members and running drugs business.
On the basis of the allegation, ACC asked him to appear before it on April 16, 2018, for interrogation over alleged illegal accumulation of wealth.
On April 16, 2018, Manjur quizzed the former lawmaker over the allegation. He was asked to submit wealth statement.
He submitted a wealth statement to the Commission on November 19, 2018.
ACC source said in his wealth statement, the former lawmaker of Khulna-2 mentioned that he has wealth of about Tk 2.36 crore.
In the enquiry, it is found that the source of Tk 97 lakh is legal. “The source of rest Tk 1.58 crore is found illegal,” ACC official said.
After enquiry, ACC found the former lawmaker of Khulna-2 amassed Tk 1.58 crore illegally and concealed the information of about Tk 20 lakh.
However, while talking to journalists after quizzing on April 16, 2018, Mizanur said the allegations brought against him are baseless.
"A group has brought the allegations to tarnish my image," he alleged.