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ACC to sue for siphoning off Tk 328cr

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Staff Reporter

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) is set to file a case against an alleged money-launderer for siphoning off about Tk 328 crore.

The Commission at its recent meeting approved a proposal for filing the case against Mohammad Sabbir, owner of four private firms, for allegedly laundering the amount, said sources at the ACC.

Mohammad Sabbir is the owner of SS Enterprise, GS Enterprise, KGN Enterprise and NS Trading Company.

According to the ACC inquiry report, Sabbir amassed the huge amount of money through Hundi (illegal channel of money transfer) business. He deposited about 328 crore at 19 bank accounts of his firms in cash or through transfer of money and withdrew it.

He exchanged the money using the accounts of Islami Bank, United Commercial Bank, Citi Bank, Primer Bank, National Bank and Standard Charter Bank from November 2009 to April 2014.

The ACC inquiry officer visited the four private firms and collected relevant documents but did not find any data of export-import business, the inquiry report mentioned.

ACC assistant director Shamsul Alam conducted the inquiry into the money-laundering allegation.