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Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Anti-Corruption Commi-ssion on Sunday lodged a case against the jailed former state minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar on charge of hiding information on his wealth in the statement submitted to the commission.

According to the first information report, Babar concealed information on Tk 7.05 crore in his wealth statement submitted to the commission on July 23, 2007. He submitted a statement stating that he owns Tk 6.77 crore after being notified by the commission on July 5.

'Babar owns $10,000, or Tk 6.79 crore, which reached his account with the Gulshan branch Prime Bank in Dhaka from Singapore HSBC, but he had not mentioned the amount in his statement submitted to the commission,' according to the first information report filed by the commission's assistant director Mirza Zahidul Alam with the Ramna police.

The commission also found that Babar had built a two-storey house in Netrakona at a cost Tk 8 lakh, but in the statement he said he spent Tk 34 lakh on the construction of the building.

Babar, arrested on May 28, is now in jail. He was convicted on October 30, 2007 to imprisonment for 17 years for keeping unlicensed firearms in his house.

He also faces another case filed by the commission on October 3, 2007 for taking Tk 50 crore in bribe from the Basundhara Group chairman, Ahmed Akbar Sobhan in July 2006 for dropping the name of Akbar's son, accused in a murder case, off the charge sheet.

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