Moosa sued for false wealth info

Moosa Bin Shamsher

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against controversial business tycoon and DATCO Group chairman Moosa Bin Shamsher allegedly for acquiring illegal wealth and providing false information to the commission.

ACC director and inquiry officer Mir Zainul Abedin Shebly filed the case with Ramna police station under the Anti Corruption Commission Act 2004, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.

Earlier, on Thursday, the commission at its regular meeting approved a proposal to file a case against Moosa.
According to the first information report (FIR), Moosa earlier submitted his asset accounts statement to the commission on 7 June, 2015, mentioning his wealth worth US$ 12 billion deposited in the Swiss Bank and having 1,200 bighas of land.

On 28 January, 2016, the ACC interrogated him but Moosa could not provide all the detailed information about his bank account at the Swiss Bank and his land.

During the ACC probe, it has been found that he provided false information to the commission regarding to his wealth, the FIR said.

The ACC interrogated Moosa twice on 28 January last and on 14 December, 2014 in connection with the graft allegation.

Moosa featured in cover stories of The Sunday Telegraph Magazine (London) and many other business magazines, including Business Asia, revealing that he has accumulated wealth worth about US$ 7 billion.

Considering the reports published in international media about his lifestyle, income and income sources, the ACC on 3 November, 2014, decided to launch a probe against him who is believed to have made his fortune selling arms during the Iran-Iraq war.

Moosa, a pioneer of manpower export from Bangladesh, has drawn flak for purportedly being a prominent name in the international arms industry during the 1970s and 1980s.

It is alleged that Moosa has a Swiss bank account with US$ 7 billion frozen in it because of ‘irregular’ transactions.

Source: Prothom Alo


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