ACC filed five cases against the duo and their three children
The High Court has granted anticipatory bail to Keya Cosmetics Limited Chairman Abdul Khaleq Pathan and his wife in cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam and SM Majibur Rahman on Sunday also ordered them to submit their passport and asked their three sons to surrender before a lower court within six weeks.
During the hearing, lawyer Nitai Roy Chowdhury stood for the accused while Md Khurshid Alam Khan, AKM Fazlul Huq, Omar Faruk and Asif Hassan represented the ACC, and Deputy Attorney general AKM Amin Uddin Manik represented the state.
The ACC filed five separate cases on September 15 against the five for amassing illegal assets worth Tk184 crore and concealing wealth worth Tk96 crore.
Pathan submitted his statement of assets to the ACC on June 23, 2019. Upon investigation, the ACC found evidence that he concealed assets worth Tk49.39 crore.
The ACC also found assets worth Tk133.73 crore that was not consistent with the Keya Cosmetics chairman’s sources of legal income.
Pathan’s wife Firoza Begum, also director of Keya Cosmetics, has been charged in another case over assets worth Tk25.96 crore. After checking her asset statement, the commission brought charges against her for concealing Tk16.11 crore.
Their son Masum Pathan has been charged with concealing information on assets worth Tk2.72 crore and illegally amassing Tk5.47 crore in the third case.
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In the fourth case, Khaleda Parveen, Masum’s sister and managing director of Keya Cosmetics, has been accused of concealing information on assets worth Tk1.96 crore and illegally ng Tk2.35 crore
The fifth case was filed against Tansin Care, director of Keya Cosmetics, for concealing information on assets worth Tk16.31 crore and illegally amassing Tk25.9 crore.
On August 20, 2017, the ACC filed a case against Abdul Khaleq Pathan and six others, including his son and daughter, for embezzling Tk111.14 crore from Bangladesh Krishi Bank.