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12:00 AM, November 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:50 AM, November 14, 2017

Man sued over Tk 41cr graft

The Anti-Corruption Commission yesterday sued a man named Sheikh Mohammad Ali alias SK Mohammad Ali for amassing wealth worth Tk 41 crore beyond his known source of income.

The man came to light three years ago when he was arrested with 61.5kg of gold in Dhaka.

ACC Deputy Director Jalal Uddin Ahmed filed the case with Ramna Police Station.

According to the case statement, Ali submitted his wealth statement to the ACC on August 31, 2016, fifty days after it issued a notice to do so.

In the wealth statement, he stated that his movable and immovable properties were worth Tk 25.9 crore and Tk 4.88 crore respectively.

However, the ACC, in its the investigation, found that Ali spent Tk 95 lakh for his six-storey building in Sylhet and bought a 10-katha plot at Purbachal New Town for Tk 30 lakh. But, he did not mention it in his wealth statement.

Besides, in 2014, Customs Intelligence seized gold bars weighing around 61.5kg, Saudi riyal worth over Tk 3.29 crore and Bangladeshi currencies worth Tk 5.59 crore from Ali's two flats in the capital's Purana Paltan. The agency later filed a case with Paltan Police Station in this connection.

The FIR reads, “It is apparent that Ali smuggled gold into Bangladesh, stored it in his flats and sold it to local markets.”

The ACC found that Ali concealed the information about the gold bars, and foreign and local currencies.

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