Court bars transfer of ex-IGP Benazir’s properties, freezes bank accounts

Court bars transfer of ex-IGP Benazir’s properties, freezes bank accounts

The Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge Court on Thursday ordered to freeze 33 accounts of 27 banks of former inspector general of police Benazir Ahmed.

The court also ordered to attach the property under 83 deeds of Benazir Ahmed, said ACC officials.

Senior special Judge Mohammed Ash-Shams Joglul Hossain passed the order, accepting a petition submitted by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

The ACC in the past month started an inquiry into the allegations of amassing illegal wealth against Benazir Ahmed.

A three-member inquiry team led by its deputy director, Hafizul Islam, is carrying out the inquiry into the ex-IGP’s  graft allegations.

Recently, several newspapers and electronic media published a series of reports on the alleged illegal wealth of Benazir and his family members.

The reports highlighted the lavish lifestyle of Benazir’s family and his holding of shares of different companies.

According to the reports, the ‘unusual assets’ did not match with the legal sources of income of the former IGP, who received from the government ‘Shuddhachar Purashkar’—an award given based on 10 criteria, including honesty, morality, and proper financial management.