|Posted : 04 Jan, 2016 20:30:23
ACC to probe Moosa again on his 'unusual' wealth
The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) will interrogate controversial business tycoon and DATCO Group chairman Moosa Bin Shamsher once again on January 13 next for allegedly acquiring illegal wealth.
The Commission issued a notice on Monday, signed by its director and inquiry officer Mir Zainul Abedin Shebly, to Moosa’s Gulshan house asking him to present himself at the ACC head office on January 13 next, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told the news agency.
Responding to the ACC’s directive, Moosa Bin Shamsher submitted his wealth statement to the Commission on June 7, 2015, mentioning his wealth worth US$ 12 billion.
The ACC will question him to take statement on the unusual wealth he mentioned in his wealth report.
On December 14, 2014, the national anti-graft body also interrogated Moosa and he claimed that a vast amount of his money remains frozen in Swiss bank.
Moosa Bin Shamsher featured in cover stories of The Sunday Telegraph Magazine (London) and many other business magazines, including Business Asia, revealing that he has accumulated wealth worth about US$ 7 billion.
Considering the reports published in international media about his lifestyle, income and income sources, the ACC on November 3, 2014, decided to launch a probe against Moosa, who is believed to have made his fortune selling arms during the Iran-Iraq war.
Moosa, a pioneer of manpower export from Bangladesh, has drawn flak for purportedly being a prominent name in the international arms industry during the 1970s and 1980s.
It is alleged that Moosa has a Swiss bank account with $7 million frozen in it, because of ‘irregular’ transactions, according to UNB. - DH.