Dhaka, Aug 25 (UNB) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday interrogated lawmaker Mahi B Chowdhury over his alleged involvement in money laundering and amassing wealth beyond their known sources of income.
ACC Deputy Director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said another deputy director of the graft-fighting body Jalaluddin Ahmed interrogated him from 10am to 4pm.
Mahi appeared today to face the ACC interrogators after skipping a previous date. On August 4, ACC issued a letter asking Mahi to appear before the anti-graft body at its Segunbagicha headquarters on August 7.
Today’s date was set after Mahi, also a parliamentarian from Munshiganj-1, failed to appear at the ACC office on August 7 and sought more time.
According to the letter, Mahi B Chowdhury, joint secretary-general of Bikalpadhara Bangladesh (BDB), allegedly laundered money to the US and amassed wealth beyond known sources of income. Mahi B Chowdhury and his wife Ashfa Haq were accused of obtaining known income extraction assets through money laundering in the US, the notice said.
The notices were sent to Mahi’s Baridhara residence.
The ACC sources said that the commission launched the investigation against him from June and found that he allegedly laundered money to the US and amassed wealth beyond his known sources of income.
Mahi B Chowdhury is currently the joint secretary-general of BDB, the party founded by his father, former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, after his departure from BNP.