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Charges to be framed against Wadud Bhuiyan on June 13

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Staff Correspondent, Ctg

A court here yesterday took into cognizance a charge sheet against Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan, a former BNP lawmaker from Khagrachhari, and fixed June 13 for framing charges in presence of the accused.Sources said Chittagong Divisional Special Judge Md Habibur Rahman accepted the charge sheet that accused the lawmaker of possessing illegal wealth worth around Tk 6.36 crore.

Assistant Commissioner-2 of Chittagong District Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Md Jahangir Alam on Wednesday submitted the charge sheet against Wadud Bhuiyan at a Khagrachhari court that sent it to the court of Habibur Rahman in Chittagong on Thursday, they added.

Bhuiyan’s name appeared in the first list of 50 corrupt people declared by the ACC and he had submitted statement on his wealth.

But after investigation, Dhaka Zone ACC Assistant Commissioner Nurul Alam found huge quantity of additional and undeclared wealth possessed by Bhuiyan and his family, and filed a case against him with Khagrachhari Sadar Police Station on March 21.

After probing the case, Jahangir submitted the charge sheet on Wednesday.

A total of 84 people were shown as witnesses and 31 items as evidences in the charge sheet.

Sources further said the lawmaker also hid an amount of Tk 1.37 crore in his wealth statement and preparations are on to file another case for this offence.



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