April 24, 2014 5:59 PM BDST Bangla Version
24 Apr 2014   05:46:12 PM   Thursday BdST E-mail this

EC sends Hawlader’s affidavit to ACC

Special Correspondent

DHAKA: The Election Commission (EC) Thursday sent the affidavit of former Jatiya Party Secretary General ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).                                   

The information paper signed by EC senior assistant secretary Forhad Hossain was sent to ACC assistant director Hamidur Rahman.        

EC brought two attested copy of affidavit of Hawlader from the returning officer of Patuakhali-1 constituency.   

Earlier on Monday, the anti-graft body sent a letter to the EC asking about the property statement of Ruhul Amin Hawlader.                    

The JP leader earned over 100 crores of money within five years only.

He allegedly laundered a huge amount of money to foreign countries, including UK where he has a joint account in a bank.    

ACC sources said they would seek help from the UK government through Mutual Legal Assistance Request (MLAR) to know the amount of money siphoned and return that to the country.

Besides, ACC also will seek the names of other banks where he might have laundered money, added the sources.

Sources also said ACC got information about a huge amount of illegal wealth of the JP leader outside of that were mentioned in the affidavit to Election Commission during the January 5 general elections.

BDST: 1744 HRS, APR 24, 2014

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