The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned four officials of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripokkho (Rajuk) and two Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) councilors for interrogation, as part of its ongoing enquiry into the source of wealth illegally amassed by Monir Hossain, alias Golden Monir.
They were summoned though separate letters sent Tuesday, and signed by ACC Deputy Director Shamsul Alam Bhuiyan. They have been asked to come to the commission at different times between 8 December and 10 December, said ACC Director Pranab Kumar Bhattachrya.
The officials are: DNCC's ward-53 councilor Shafiqul, former DNCC councilor and BNP leader MA Qaiyum, Rajuk Director Sheikh Shahidul Islam, former Rajuk CBA leader Abdul Jalil Akhand, plus Rajuk officials Abdul Malek and Md Obaidullah.
Sources said besides Monir's illegal wealth, the ACC is enquiring into several allegations against Rajuk officials, including that they illegally changed the layout of Rajuk's Purbachal Project and received a Tk300 crore bribe in exchange for a plot allocation.
Monir is involved in those cases also. That is why they have been summoned, claimed ACC sources.
The ACC has already issued a wealth statement notice to Monir and his wife Rawshan Ara.
ACC sources said Monir has over Tk500 crore deposits in different banks. His property is equivalent to Tk110 crore. In total, the ACC so far has information about Tk610 crore of wealth illegally amassed by Monir.
But, ACC sources said, at the end of enquiry, they might gather information about Tk1,500 crore of wealth illegally amassed by Monir.
The ACC enquiry team, comprised of Deputy Director Shamsul Alam and Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury, has submitted an interim report to the commission mentioning these findings.