MLM plundering money of commoners: ACC chief

Chairman of Anticorruption Commission (ACC) Golam Rahman on Wednesday termed the Multi Level Marketing (MLM) companies as plunderers.“Plundering of money is going on across the country in the name of MLM business. They are involved in money laundering. The activities are being carried out to make commoners pauper should be resisted,” he said while talking to journalists at his office.
On Destiny 2000, the ACC boss said, interest of a huge number of people is involved with the company where some clever people are working to grab wealth carrying out plundering of money by deceiving people.
Replying to a question, he said, the ACC is investigating the matter of Destiny 2000, based on the report published in the newspapers. “The persons, who deprive people showing them huge profit, should be tried,” he added.
Rahman said, the ACC allows the investigative officers (IOs) to enjoy full freedom to carryout enquiry.
He said the IOs would submit a report after collecting necessary information and effective measure would be taken based on the report.
Asked as to how many days are required to submit the report on Destiny, he said, it can not be ascertained since it has a huge volume of activities involving investment of thousand crores of taka.
The commission will allow as much time as needed to carry out a fair investigation, he said.
Destiny people are being interrogated. The law provides 30 days to complete the investigation, he added.
Earlier, Managing Director of Destiny 2000 Md Rafiqul Amin submitted some documents to the ACC.
Talking to reporters, he said, Destiny 2000 submitted almost 90 percent documents as required by the ACC.
It is taking time to submit necessary documents as Destiny has been carrying out a lot of activities, he said.
Asked as to how a Destiny official could earn Tk 63 lakh monthly, the Destiny MD said, a distributor receives on an average 10.5 percent commission from each item. Besides, there are five to six means to receive commission, he added.
He rejected the allegation brought against Destiny of evading tax.
Meanwhile, the IOs on Wednesday interrogated four Destiny officials. They are Sajjad Hossain, Mesbahuddin Swapan, Erfan Ahmed Sani and Tariqul Islam Huda.

-With The Independent input

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