Quader seeks ACC proof of Khaleda’s siphoning off money

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Desk report, December 10: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday urged the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate into the siphoning off money abroad by BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her family members and also bring the real culprits to justice.“Foreign media revealed that former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, her sons and her brother had an investment of around $12 billion in different businesses in 12 countries, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar,” he told journalists at a press conference at AL President Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office today, BSS reported.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, categorically said the anti-graft commission in the meantime started investigation into the money laundering and wanted an impartial trial of the incidents that tarnished country’s image.

The AL general secretary was very critical of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s statement that blamed the incumbent government of corrupt practices in different mega projects, including Padma multipurpose bridges and metro rail.

Quader accused BNP of spreading falsehood and giving irresponsible statements against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her family members.

Terming the statement a mockery with the nation, he said, “You (BNP) must prove it, otherwise you will have to face trial.”

AL Joint-Secretary General Dr Dipu Moni, Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman Organizing Secretaries- Ahmed Hossain and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Releif and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Forest and Environment Affairs Secretary Delwar Hossain Health Affairs Secretary Doctor Rokeya Sultana and Law Affairs Secretary Advocate SM Rejaul Haque were also present there.