Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bangladesh graft-busters to question Transcom Group chief Latifur Rahman over ‘dirty money’

  • Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2018-10-11 20:12:27 BdST

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The Anti-Corruption Commission is going to question Transcom Group Chairman and CEO Latifur Rahman on allegations that he and his family have amassed wealth beyond their known sources of income and laundered money abroad.

He has been summoned to the Segunbagicha headquarters in Dhaka at 10am on Oct 18, the national anti-graft agency’s spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said on Thursday.

Latifur and members of his family are accused of amassing illegal wealth worth billions of taka by dodging utility bills, VAT and other fees for different industries under the group, Pranab told bdnews24.com.

They also stand accused of laundering money abroad and encroaching on government land, he said. 

The commission’s Deputy Director Nasir Uddin will quiz the businessman, according to Pranab.