The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sued Badiul Alam, a former member of the National Housing Authority (NHA) for grabbing a plot allegedly through forgery.
Hafizul Islam, deputy director of the ACC, filed the case at the commission's Integrated District Office Dhaka-1 on Tuesday, the commission's spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told The Business Standard.
Sources from ACC said Badiul Alam, a former NHA member (now retired), became the owner of a plot in Mirpur area through forgery. But the plot was actually allotted to Fazlul Haque Choudhury at the 48th meeting of the housing authority.
Badiul took possession of the plot by making fake papers that showed that the owner had sold the plot to him in exchange for Tk21 lakh, ACC said.
Later, Badiul handed over the land to a developer named Khan Properties for construction of a multi-storied building on that land. And Khan Properties provided six flats to Badiul as per the contract. Accused Badiul Alam later sold those flats as well, ACC sources added.
The ACC's enquiry has found that Badiul Alam and his brother-in-law share a friendly relationship with Masood Karim, who wrote the deed for the actual owner of the property.
Badiul Alam was a member of the NHA (Administration and Finance) and also a member (Land) from 2005 to 2008. He was in-charge of land management during those years.