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ACC approves charges against Awami League leader Enu, 3 others

  • Published at 11:14 pm June 10th, 2021
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An investigation into a case against Enu found evidence of amassing wealth worth Tk47.36 crore through illegal casinos and immoral activities, says the ACC secretary

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday formally charged Awami League leader Enamul Haque Enu and three others, including his brother Rupon Bhuiyan, with illegal amassing of assets worth around Tk69 crore.

ACC secretary Anwar Hossain Hawladar told reporters that an investigation into a case against Enu found evidence of amassing wealth worth Tk47.36 crore through illegal casinos and immoral activities.

"Besides, the investigation has found evidence that two of Enu's associates, Harunur Rashid and Abul Kalam Azad, had assisted Enu in acquiring illegal assets worth around Tk4 crore."

In the investigation of another case, evidence of acquisition of assets worth Tk42.93 crore in the name of Rupon Bhuiyan has been found, the ACC official said.

No valid source of assets worth TK37 crore was found, he added.

The case was filed by Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury, assistant director of the commission, accusing Enu and his two associates Harunur Rashid and Abul Kalam Azad. He later investigated the case himself.

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There were allegations that in collusion with each other through various illegal businesses they illegally acquired assets worth TK21,79,43,000.

On the other hand, ACC Deputy Assistant Director Mohammad Neyamul Ahsan Gazi filed a case against Rupon Bhuiyan. Later, the plaintiff himself got the responsibility of investigating the case.

There were allegations against Rupan that he had amassed assets worth Tk14.49 crore.

Enu was one of the shareholders of Dhaka Wonders' Club and also was previously the vice-president in the Puran Dhaka’s Gendaria unit of Awami League while Rupon was the general secretary of the unit.

The two brothers built properties in different parts of Dhaka, with earnings from the casino through mutual consent and distribution of wealth among all the accused.

They allegedly own property in Baniyanagar of Sutrapur in the capital, in Lalmohan Saha Street of Wari, Shah Saheb Lane and Distillery Road of Gendaria, Narinda Lane, Gurudas Sardar Lane, Tegharia area of Keraniganj among others.

The CID also found land in Chittagong, Comilla, Khulna, Manikganj and Savar.

The police also found Tk19,11,36,000 in various bank accounts belonging to them. Their bank accounts have been seized.