Court order to seize more of Benazir's assets

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed

In a significant legal development, the Dhaka Metropolitan Court has ordered the freezing of assets belonging to former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed, his wife, and his children. This decision was rendered by Senior Special Judge Mohammad Assamach Jaglul Hossain on Sunday, following a series of asset discoveries linked to the former IGP.

The court's order encompasses:

  1. 113 Deeds: Assets including properties under 113 deeds.
  2. Four Flats in Gulshan: The court specifically mentioned four flats located in the upscale Gulshan area.
  3. Company Shares: Shares held in various companies in the names of Benazir Ahmed and his family members.

Background of the Case

ACC public prosecutor Mahmud Hossain Jahangir confirmed the details of the court's order. He revealed that on the preceding Thursday, the court had initially ordered the seizure of 83 documents associated with Benazir Ahmed. However, subsequent investigations led to the discovery of additional assets. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) promptly applied for a comprehensive asset freeze, which the court granted after a hearing on Sunday.

Previously, on the same Thursday, an order was issued to freeze

345 Bighas of Land: Equivalent to 114 acres, these land holdings were in the names of Benazir Ahmed, his wife, and children.
33 Bank Accounts: Accounts held across various public and private banks.
Professional Tenure and Controversies

Benazir Ahmed served as the IGP from April 15, 2020, to September 30, 2022. His career also includes tenures as the Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and the Director General of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).

In December 2021, during his tenure as IGP, Benazir Ahmed was among seven former and current RAB officials sanctioned by the United States. The sanctions were imposed due to alleged human rights violations, adding a layer of controversy to his professional legacy.


The court's decision to freeze the extensive assets of former IGP Benazir Ahmed and his family underscores ongoing efforts to address allegations of corruption and illicit wealth accumulation among high-ranking officials. The ACC continues to pursue comprehensive investigations, with further legal actions anticipated as more assets come to light.

Further Developments

The situation remains fluid, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Authorities are committed to ensuring transparency and accountability in addressing these serious allegations.

This report is based on confirmed statements and legal documents pertaining to the court's recent orders and the ACC's ongoing investigation.


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