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ACC director and 3 people testify in Aslam Chowdhury’s case

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Three directors of the organization have testified against BNP Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury in the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) case for not submitting the statement of assets.

They testified in the court of Judge Syed Arafat Hossain of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 on Monday. The court fixed March 4 as the next date of hearing.

The witnesses are ACC Director Ritvik Saha, Senior Assistant A ZM Hasanuzzaman and Constable Asaduzzaman. With this, the testimony of four of the 12 witnesses in the case ended.

On this day, Aslam Chowdhury was brought to court from prison. Belal Hossain, bench assistant of the concerned court, informed this information.

On June 8 last year, the same court framed charges against Aslam Chowdhury. Earlier, on December 25, 2019, the Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said. Nasir Uddin filed this case at ACC’s Dhaka-1 integrated district office.

According to the statement of the case, an investigation has been started against Aslam Chowdhury and his wife Nazneel Chowdhury, residents of Dakshin Bhatiari of Sitakunda Upazila of Chittagong, on the allegation of acquiring assets outside of income. As part of the investigation, ACC Deputy Director Ritvik Saha issued a notice to the ACC on May 13, 2019, to submit information on acquisition of assets held in the names of Aslam Chowdhury and his dependents. As he was incarcerated, a notice was also sent to the jail. After receiving the notice, he applied for three months.

In view of Aslam’s application, ACC first gave 21 working days, then another 15 working days. But he did not submit the assets statement within that period and again applied to the jail authorities for three months. He did not submit the assets statement to the SEC even after giving him a notice stating that there was no scope for extension of time. The case was filed after he did not submit the asset declaration as per the order of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

After investigating the case, on December 29, 2022, ACC Deputy Director Jahangir Alam filed a charge sheet in the court.


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