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Ill-gotten Wealth

ACC presses charge against Mirza Azam

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday pressed charges against Jubo League General Secretary Mirza Azam in a case filed for amassing wealth worth over Tk 53 lakh illegally and giving false wealth information to the commission.

ACC Deputy Director SM Mofizul Islam, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet against Azam to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (CMM) Court showing 34 people as prosecution witnesses.

In the charge sheet, the IO mentioned that the charges brought against Azam were proved in primary investigation and he should be brought under trial.

The IO appealed for issuing arrest warrant against Azam and the order to attach his properties as he has been absconding since the case was filed.

The IO also prayed for dropping charges against Azam's wife Aleya Azam as the charges brought against her were not proved.

ACC Deputy Director Mobara Khanam on January 10 this year filed the case against the couple with Ramna Police Station for committing the offences.

In the case statement, the complainant said Azam accumulated wealth worth Tk 5,362,645 illegally and concealed information about his wealth worth Tk 6,434,295 from the commission.

Aleya Azam was accused of abetting her husband.

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