Amassing wealth illegally: ACC summons MP Shahid's wife, sister-in-law
06:20 PM, July 12, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:40 PM, July 12, 2020

Amassing wealth illegally: ACC summons MP Shahid's wife, sister-in-law

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today summoned Bangladeshi lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam's wife and sister-in-law for quizzing over amassing wealth illegally.

In a letter signed by ACC's deputy director Md Salauddin, Shahid's wife lawmaker Selina Islam and sister-in-law Jesmin Akter were asked to appear before the commission on July 22, confirmed ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.

There is allegation against Shahid, also director of NRB Commercial Bank, Selina and Jesmin of amassing wealth beyond the known source of income and laundering money abroad, the letter reads.

"For the sake of fair investigation, it is necessary to record your statement," it said.

On June 17, ACC imposed travel embargo on Shahid's wife, daughter Wafa Islam and sister-in-law.

ACC asked Immigration Department to prevent them from leaving the country.

Earlier, the commission asked Selina and Jesmin to submit their copies of passports, national identity cards, TINs and income tax returns.

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