In another controversial decision, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has relieved Awami League MP Enamul Haque of graft charges.
The Commission recently cleared the ruling party MP from the allegation of illegal wealth accumulation worth Tk 213 crore, ACC officials told journalists.
A senior official said the anti-graft national body also decided to send relevant documents to the National Board of Revenue (NBR), asking it to look after the allegation of tax evasion by Enamul, an MP from Rajshshi-4 constituency.
“The assets of MP Enamul Haque and Ena Properties are of separate entities. Since the ACC found Enamul having no illegal wealth as an individual, he has been relieved of the graft charges,” ACC commissioner M Shahabuddin told reporters at his office on Wednesday.
He said there are some audit objections against Ena Properties, which are beyond ACC’s jurisdiction to probe. So the Commission has decided to send the relevant documents to the NBR.
On September 16, 2014, ACC inquiry officer Jatan Kumar Roy (now on retirement) submitted his report on the graft allegation against Enamul to the Commission recommending that the Awami League MP be sued on charge of illegal wealth accumulation.
ACC commissioner M Shahabuddin earlier opposed filing of case against Enamul while commission Dr M Nasiruddun was in favour of lodging a case against him.
According to the probe report, Enamul illegally accumulated wealth worth Tk 213 crore during the 2009-2014 tenure of the Awami League-led government.
He allegedly concealed information about Tk. 213 crore in his wealth statement submitted to the ACC early this year.
Early this year, the ACC launched a probe against Enamul and six other politicians following allegations that they accumulated an unusual amount of wealth during the last Awami League government. – UNB