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'Illegal wealth'

October 27, 2019 00:00:00

The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has launched an investigation into the alleged illegal wealth amassed by BNP leader Abdul Momin Talukder alias Khoka, reports BSS.

Talukder is believed to be holed up in the country after an arrest warrant was issued against him in a war crimes case by the International Crimes Tribunal or ICT two and a half years ago.

The national anti-graft agency said it found illicit assets worth Tk 30 million owned by Momin Talukder, his wife and two daughters.

It asked the BNP leader, his wife Masuda Momin and two daughters, Shamima Momin and Nasima Momin, last Sunday to submit a wealth statement and reveal the source of funds within 21 working days after receiving the notice.

According to the ACC's preliminary inquiry report, Momin Talukder has assets worth over Tk 21.3 million.

His latest income tax return showed that he owns assets worth more than Tk 16 million.

Of the figure, the amount of illegal wealth is worth Tk5.97 million.

Besides, his wife has assets worth Tk 8.22 million, two daughters Shamima Tk 8 million and Nasima Tk 8.5 million, said the report.

On March, 2011, Mohammad Subed Ali, a freedom fighter from Kayet Para village in Adamdighi, started a case against Talukder accusing him of war crimes in a Bogura court. Later, the case was shifted to the ICT.

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