Ludicrous bank accounts showed against Faridpur brothers, family alleges



Bringing allegation that Faridpur city unit Awami League’s suspended general secretary Sajjad Hossain Barkat and his brother Faridpur Press Club’s expelled president Imtiaz Hasan Rubel are the victim of political conspiracy, the family members said the duo are framed in false case showing ludicrous bank accounts against them.

Addressing a press conference at Bangladesh Crime Reporters Association auditorium on Saturday the siblings family members alleged that false case of laundering money of Tk 2000 crore has been filed against Barkat and Rubel.

On June 26 last year, CID inspector SM Miraz Al Mahmud filed a money laundering case against Barkat and Rubel with the city’s Kafrul Police Station. The plaintiff brought allegation of earning illegally and laundering Tk 2,000 crore against the two brothers.

It was also mentioned in the FIR of the case that the siblings accumulated huge amount of illegal wealth through controlling the tendering processes at various government departments including the Local Government Engineering Department, the Bangladesh Road Transport Autority and the Roads and Highways Department in Faridpur since 2010.

At the press conference, Rubel’s daughter Jawata Afnan Radia read a written statement where it was learnt that Rubel is the owner of 159 bighas of lands of his own. He has debted Tk 30 crore at three banks. There is no land or flat in Dhaka or Faridpur in Rubel’s name.

Meanwhile the statement also informed that Barkat is the owner of 200 bighas of land and he has debted Tk 20 crore at banks. He has a farm on 400 bighas land at Char areas. He has no flat ot lands in Dhaka. He has some shops on his own lands which has already showed through documents.

The statement claimed there are no assets of Rubel and Barkat out of the documents submitted earlier.

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