The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against a police inspector and his wife over corruption charges.
They are Md Shahjahan, an inspector of industrial police Chattogram region and ex-OC of Lohagara police station, and his wife Ferdousi Akter.
Md Atikul Alam, Deputy Director of ACC’s Chattogram office, filed the case.
“According to their wealth statements, they acquired wealth worth Tk 1.5 crore beyond their known sources of income. The ACC has filed the case as these allegations have been primarily proved,” said Atikul.
According to ACC, Shahjahan joined the police force in 1990. ACC first learned about Shahjahan’s illegal wealth while an allegation of corruption by him was proved in 2017 when Shahjahan was the OC of Lohagara police station.
In his wealth statement, Shahjahan showed his movable and immovable properties to be worth Tk 2.65 crore. While he showed Tk 78.50 lakh as his total income since joining police, he claimed that he had spent Tk 26 lakh since then.
The ACC found Tk 1.25 crore in Shahjahan’s possession beyond his known sources of income.
Besides, the ACC asked Shahjahan’s wife Ferdousi Akter to submit her wealth statement on March 14, 2019, which she did on April 17 of the same year.
In the case statement, the ACC said that Ferdousi showed Tk 2.30 crore as her income through using the names of fake poultry and fish businesses.