The Anti-Corruption Commission is preparing to sue Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) executive director Anwarul Kabir Bhuiyan, his wife Rukhsana Akhter and three others for their involvement in recent stock plunge.
‘Inquiry has revealed involvement of these people in manipulation of the share market,’ Farrukh Ahmad, ACC director general (admin and establishment), told a monthly news conference on Tuesday.
The other people facing the same charge are former official of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh Kafil Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, now general manager of House Building Finance Corporation, his wife Farzana Akhtar and a relative Mansur Billah.
The ACC director general said the investigators became confident about their involvement after scrutinising their bank accounts and transactions.
A three-member ACC team led by assistant director Akhter Hamid Bhuiyan carried out the enquiry after a finance ministry probe found his involvement in the market manipulation. The report was forwarded to the ACC in May.
Anwarul Kabir was made officer on special duty immediately after the share market started collapsing in January 2011.
Farrukh said ACC had sued the opposition leader on specific charges and there was no pressure from high ups.
‘The commission is totally independent and neutral. It does not sue anyone to harass. The opposition leader was sued as per Anti-Corruption Act of 1947,’ he said.
Summarising activities of the graft watchdog in the month of July, Farrukh said a total of 656 complaints were lodged with the commission and it was inquiring into 129 complaints.
He said the commission also approved filing 42 cases against 53 people on charge of hiding wealth information, embezzlement and forgery.
-With New Age input