Wednesday, May 22, 2024

ACC finds 50 Destiny bosses guilty

ACC finds 50 Destiny bosses guilty
The Anti-Corruption Commission said that it would in a day or two submit the charge sheet against 50 Destiny Group bosses for their alleged involvement in embezzlement and laundering around Tk 4,119 crore.
On Monday, two probe teams of the commission submitted their reports to the ACC director general MH Salauddin against Destiny Tree Plantation Limited and Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited, said officials.
ACC commissioner M Shahabuddin said that the charge sheets would be submitted following the commission’s approval of the reports of the two probe teams in a day or two.
According to the probe reports Destiny Group president M Harun-ur-Rashid, a former army chief, managing director Mohammad Rafiqul Amin and 17 others of the group embezzled around Tk 2,257 crore.
The reports say that accused Harun and Rafiqul in association with the others embezzled the money by selling over six crore trees to 17.5 lakh customers.
The other accused include Farah Deeba, wife of Mohammad Rafiqul Amin, Mohammad Hossain, Md Gofranul Haque, Mohammad Saidur Rahman, Mohammad Mezbah Uddin, Syed Sajjad Hossain, Irfan Ahmed Sani, Jamshed Ara Chowdhury, Sheikh Tayebur Rahman, Nepal Chandra Biswas, Jasimuddin Bhuyan, Zakir Hossain, SM Ahasanul Kabir, Zubair Sohel, Mosaddek Ali Khan, Abdul Manan and Abul Kalam Azad.
According to the probe reports Harun, Rafiqul Amin and 44 others embezzled around Tk 1,861 crore.
The other accused in the case include Farah Deeba, Mohammad Hossain, Md Gofranul Haque, Mohammad Saidur Rahman, Mohammad Mezbah Uddin, Syed Sajjad Hossain, Irfan Ahmed Sani, Jamshed Ara Chowdhury, Sheikh Tayebur Rahman, Nepal Chandra Biswas, Zakir Hossain, Abul Kalam Azad, SM Ahasanul Kabir , Azad Rahman, M Akbar Hossain Sumon, Saidul Islam Khan, M Sumon Ali Khan, Sirin Akter, Rafiqul Islam Sarkar, Mojibur Rahman, Didarul Alam, M Haideruzzman, Mohammad Joynul Abidin, Kazi Fazlul Karim, Mollah Al-Amin, Safiul Islam, Ziaul Haque Molla, Sikder Kabirul Islam, M Firoz Alam, Omar Faruk, Sunil Baran Karmakar, Farid Akter, S Sahiduzzman, Abdur Rahman Tapan, Sakibuzzman Khan, AHM Atiur Rahman Reza, Ghulam Kibria Milton, Atiqur Rahman, Khandakar Benazir Ahmed, AKM Safiullah, Sah Alam, Delower Hossain, Jesmin Akter and M Safiqul Haque.
According to the probe reports a lion share of the laundered money was sent to the US, Canada, Singapore, France and Hong Kong as commission and dividend earned from export of products, salary, honorarium and incentives.
According to the findings, the group embezzled the money through its sister concerns like Air Destiny Ltd, Destiny Electric and Electronic Industries Ltd, Diamond Builders Ltd, Destiny Medical College and Hospital Ltd, Destiny Printing Press, Destiny Developers Ltd, Destiny Education and Health Foundation, Destiny Agro Industries Ltd, Destiny Security Force Ltd, Best Air Ltd, Destiny Consumer Products Ltd and Destiny Air Systems Ltd.
On July 31, 2012, ACC filed two cases against 22 bosses of Destiny 2000 accusing them of embezzling around Tk 3,285 crore.
The cases were filed with Kalabagan police station under the Money Laundering Prevention Act 2004 and the Money Laundering Prevention Act 2012.
If found guilty of flouting the money laundering law the accused persons could be sentenced to a maximum of 12 years’ jail besides refunding double the amount to the victims of the alleged fraud through the government.

Courtesy of New Age

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