ACC starts inquiry against those who made money with Casino

Dhaka, Sept 30 – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) started the investigation against those people who were amassed huge amount of money illegally through casino business.The commission has already appointed investigation officers to conduct the investigation in this regard.
“We are starting investigation against all of those people who were amassed money illegally through casino business. The ACC took the decision at an emergency meeting,” ACC secretary Dilwar Bakth came up with the disclosure at a press briefing at its Segunbagicha Headquarters in Dhaka yesterday.
He said that ACC Director Syed Iqbal Hossain appointed as inquiry officer while its director general (special investigation) Sayeed Mahbub Khan appointed as investigation officer in this regard.
Responding to a query whether the commission would conduct investigation against BCL former general secretary Siddiqui Nazmul Alam, the ACC secretary said “We are scrutinizing documents related to Nazmul.”
Nazmul came in limelight after different media published that he has illegal wealth abroad.
In line with the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the law enforcement agencies started crackdown against casino and illegal business.
Following the drive, law enforcement agencies arrested Dhaka South Jubo League Organising Secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan on September 18 for running a casino at a football club in the capital and Shamim, popularly known as GK Shamim, on September 20, for his alleged involvement in criminal activities and tender manipulation.
Following Khaled’s arrest, law enforcement agencies also detained a number of leaders of Jubo League, Krishak League and the Awami League in the capital.
The law enforcing agencies had conducted a total of 35 drives against casino business and detained 270 people till the date in this regard.
After the drive started almost all suspected club operators, who are also leaders of the ruling Awami League and its associate and front organisations, went into hiding.
Following such a report, immigration police have been kept on high alert at all airports and land ports so the casino lords cannot flee the country.
Simultaneously, all the border points have been kept under constant surveillance, sources at Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said. – Staff Reporter