The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sent letters to police stations in search of suspended health directorate official Abzal Hossain's wife Rubina Khanam.
"The ACC also found out about more illegal assets of Abzal during the remand," ACC Secretary Muhammad Delwar Bakht told journalists.
Today is the third day of Abzal's remand.
Earlier, on September 2, a Dhaka court placed Abzal Hossain on 14-day remand in two cases filed over amassing a large amount of illegal assets.
On August 26, the same court sent Abzal Hossain to jail after he surrendered before it, seeking bail in the two separate cases.
Abzal is the lone accused in a case while he and his wife are accused in another case.
On June 27 of 2019, ACC Deputy Director Md Towfiqul Islam filed the two cases at the ACC Integrated District Office-1 of Dhaka, accusing the couple of committing the corruption.
Earlier, on June 27, 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission's (ACC) Deputy Director Taufiqul Islam filed two cases under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1947 and the Money Laundering Act 2012, at its Dhaka integrated district office-1 at the capital's Segunbagicha area. Abzal had been on the run since then.
In the two cases, allegations have been levelled against Abzal and his wife Rubina Khanam for embezzling illegal assets worth Tk36.30 crore and laundering money equivalent to some Tk284.51 crore through long-term transfers, conversion and exchange.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has accused Abzal of embezzling Tk4 crore and concealing the information about assets worth Tk2.21 crore in his statement submitted to the ACC. In another case against the Abzal couple, ACC charged them for amassing illicit assets worth Tk31 crore, and for concealing information on property worth Tk5 crore.
According to the case statement, Abzal went for accumulating wealth in the name of his wife to protect himself from coming under the corruption scanner, making her wealthier than him. No legitimate sources of these funds were to be found.
The evidence of money laundering of Tk20 crore against Abzal and Tk284 crore against his wife Rubina Khanam was found in the ACC's deposition.