Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) CID’s temporary dismissal of the sub-inspector (SI) said. The court sent Nawab Ali to jail. Chittagong Metropolitan Sessions Judge Sheikh Ashfaqur Rahman passed the order after a hearing at 11:30 am on Wednesday. ACC lawyer Mahmudul Haque said the police SI surrendered in a corruption case and applied for bail. The court rejected his bail application and sent him to jail.
Earlier, on March 8, 2020, SI Nawab’s wife Golzar Begum surrendered and the court sent her to jail. He was later released on bail. Golzar Begum is the organizing secretary of Chittagong Metropolitan Women’s Party. Her husband Nawab was working as SI of CID in Dhaka.
Lawyer Mahmudul Haque said the court had issued arrest warrants against Golzar Begum, her husband SI Nawab Ali and four others on February 25 last year after accepting the charge sheet filed by the ACC in the case. According to ACC sources, after joining as a constable in 1992, Nawab Ali became the owner of huge property. He gave the ownership of this property to his wife Golzar Begum.
The ACC functionary found inconsistency in the statement submitted by Nawab Ali when he was informed about the matter and asked to submit the details of his property. The ACC may know that Nawab Ali owns flats and plots in Chittagong city.
He has land in Sitakunda. There are also private cars. Acquired movable and immovable assets worth Tk 1 crore 36 lakh. Nawab Ali’s village home is in Kekania area of Gopalganj Sadar. There, in 2013, he built a two-storey house on 8.90 percent land in his own name. In the name of his wife Golzar, there is 354 acres of land in Chhalimpur of Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong, 1,100 sq ft flat with parking lot in Lalkhan Bazar area of Chittagong city and 4 hundred acres of land in the same area. There is also a microbus named Golzar.
It has also been alleged that Nawab Ali, a police officer, bought a flat, land and a car in the name of his wife and his own money through bribery. Besides, the fish farmer has shown his wife in the wealth statement. But in reality no existence of fish farming was found. In a statement submitted to the ACC, Golzar claimed that he had leased a Jalmahal at Maddarhat in West Ichakhali, Mirsarai, with seven people including Haris Ahmed, Aminul Haque, Jahangir Alam and Shawkat Akbar. But the investigation revealed that the people with whom the contract was shown, including Harris Ahmed, died 20 years ago.
Meanwhile, Nawab Ali has earned 1 crore 10 lakh rupees from fish farming, but the existence of fish farming was not found in reality. Even then, tax officials have reported that fish is farmed. The ACC has filed a chargesheet against SI Nawab Ali, his wife Golzar Begum, Additional Assistant Tax Commissioner of Tax Zone-1 Chittagong (now retired) Bahar Uddin Chowdhury and Tax Inspector Dipankar Ghosh.
BD / KCB / CTG / 4:40 p.m.