ACC prosecutes ex-AL leader, brother

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed two separate cases against former Awami League leader Sajjad Hossain Barkat and his brother Imtiaz Hossain Rubel for amassing illegal wealth.

Barkat was the former general secretary of Awami League’s Faridpur town unit while his brother Rubel was the former president of Faridpur Press Club.

ACC Deputy Director Ali Akbar filed the cases on Thursday, ACC Director (Media) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.

He said the siblings amassed illegal assets worth about Tk 73 crore and concealed information of Tk 54 crore.

In another case, Imtiaz Hossain Rubel was accused of illegally acquiring property worth around Tk 28 croreand concealing property information of Tk 17.9 crore.

On June 26, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) also filed another case at Kafrul Police Station against them for illegal income and laundering of Tk 2,000 crore.