A Dhaka court has ordered relevant authorities to confiscate all moveable and immovable illegal assets and freeze the bank accounts of former Awami League lawmaker AKMA Awal and his wife Laila Parveen.
Judge KM Imrul Kayes of Metropolitan Senior Special Judge's Court passed the order on Sunday, after hearing a plea filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in a corruption case.
ACC deputy director Ali Akbar filed the petition, seeking the court order to confiscate their assets accumulated from unknown sources of income.
On 30 September last year, the ACC filed two separate cases against AKMA Awal, former MP of Pirojpur-1 constituency and president of district Awami League, and his wife for allegedly acquiring illegal assets worth around Tk44 crore.
ACC deputy director Ali Akbar filed the cases against them at ACC Dhaka Integrated District Office.
According to the case statement, the Awami League leader accumulated assets worth about Tk33.28 crore from unknown sources of income. Additionally, the ACC has received evidence of Awal hiding wealth worth Tk15.72 crore.
In another case, his wife Laila Parveen also accumulated wealth worth of around Tk11 crore from unknown sources of income.
Earlier on 30 December 2019, the ACC had filed three cases against them for illegally occupying government land in Pirojpur.
In one of the cases, Awal has been accused of abusing power and constructing a three-story building on government land in his wife's name.
He is also accused of illegally occupying government land in Swarupkathi Upazila and of constructing a wall around government land in Pirojpur.