Bangladesh anti-graft watchdog summons ruling party lawmaker over ‘ill-gotten money’   
April 3rd, 2018 at 6:22 pm
Bangladesh anti-graft watchdog summons ruling party lawmaker over ‘ill-gotten money’   

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s official anti-graft watchdog has summoned a ruling Awami League party lawmaker to respond to queries over ill-gotten money that he allegedly amassed in connivance with a section of officials of a private bank.

The Anti-Corruption Commission asked Bazlul Haque Haroon, a lawmaker from Jhalakathi-1 constituency and a director of Prime Bank, to appear at the commission’s office on April 11, officials at the watchdog said on Tuesday.

A letter, signed by assistant director of the anti-graft watchdog Md Shamsul Alam, has also been sent to Haroon asking him to produce his statement before the commission.

It has been alleged that Haroon has amassed 134 crore taka from the bank using fake client signatures. A section of bank official assisted the lawmaker in the disbursement of the amount.

The letter said the bank director has bought bank shares and other valuables through illegal means.

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