The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday approved charge-sheets in two separate cases against the expelled Juba League office secretary Kazi Anisur Rahman and his wife Sumi Rahman. Anisur is accused in both the cases.
In one case, Anisur has been charged under the Money Laundering Prevention Act for suspicious transactions of more than Tk123.54 crore. At the same time, he was also charged with illegal acquisition of assets worth around Tk15 crore.
On 29 October, 2019, ACC Deputy Director Gulshan Anwar Pradhan filed a case against Anisur, who bagged various posts – from peon to office secretary – at the Juba League office for acquiring illicit assets worth Tk12.8 crore through illegal activities including casino business, extortion and tender bidding.
The ACC official also investigated the case. ACC spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said the charge-sheet against Anisur had been approved as per the recommendations of his investigation report.
The investigation into Kazi Anisur's case has found information about his assets worth around Tk19 crore. In contrast, his legal assets were found to be worth around Tk4 crore.
Besides, about Tk130 crore has been deposited in various bank accounts in his own name and in the name of his organisation since 2011. Among this, his other incomes including share trading was around Tk6 crore.
Meanwhile, the ACC has also approved the charge-sheet against Anisur and his wife Sumi in another case over illegal acquisition of assets.
The case, filed on 29 October, 2019, brought an allegation of illegal acquisition of assets worth Tk1.31 crore against the accused. The ACC found his assets worth Tk2.63 crore during the investigation, but his acceptable income is Tk2 lakh.
According to the ACC investigation, Anisur tried to legalise his illegal assets by using his wife's name. So, both of them have been accused of acquiring this wealth.
Anisur's wife Sumi was a housewife and has no source of income.