Graft allegation: ACC receives affidavits of 5 politicians

UNB, Dhaka :
The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday received from the Election Commission (EC) the affidavits of five politicians who reportedly amassed illegal wealth in the last five years.
“The affidavits reached the ACC yesterday from the EC,” ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.
On Sunday last, the EC sent the affidavits of five politicians submitted before the 9th and 10th parliamentary elections in response to the latter’s request for investigation
into the allegation of their illegal wealth accumulation. But, the affidavit of former Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque was not sent as he appealed to the EC to correct his wealth statement.
Earlier, on January 23, the ACC sent letters to the EC seeking the attested copies of affidavits of the politicians they submitted before the 2008 and the 2014 national elections for probing the allegations of unusual wealth accumulations by them.
The six politicians are former Health Minister AFM Ruhal Haque, former State Minister for Water Resources Mahbubur Rahman and former State Minister for Housing and Public Works Abdul Mannan Khan, and Aslamul Haque, MP, of Dhaka-14, Abdur Rahman Bodi of Cox’s Bazar-4 and ex-MP Abdul Jabbar of Satkhira-2. The ACC has started inquires into their movable and immovable property in phases after media ran reports citing unusual increase in their assets according to the affidavits they submitted before the last two national elections.