Order to seize more properties of Benazir's family

Former IGP Benazir Ahmed

Former IGP Benazir Ahmed

Dhaka, June 12, 2024 – The Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Mohammad Jaglul Hossain has ordered the seizure of various properties and assets belonging to former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed, his wife Zishan Mirza, and their daughters Farhin Rishta bint Benazir and Tahsin Raisa bint Benazir. This order was issued in response to an application by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday.

The ACC lawyer Mahmud Hossain Jahangir provided details of the court's decision, which followed an application submitted by Dr. Hafizul Islam, the chief deputy director of the ACC investigation team. The seized assets include:

  1. 24 katha land in Rupganj
  2. 3 katha land in Uttara
  3. 2 flats on 39.30 khata land in Badda
  4. 25 acres of leased land in Bandarban district
  5. 6 flats in Badabrana PC culture area in the name of Zishan Mirza

Additionally, the court has ordered the freezing of a 6-storey building in Gulshan and shares in Citizen Television and Tower Apparels (Garments), which are based on the power of attorney received from Benazir Ahmed’s father. Shares in Citizen Television and other company shares have also been ordered to be seized.

Previously, on May 23 and 26, the court had ordered the seizure of approximately 612 bighas of property, four flats in Gulshan, and several bank accounts belonging to Benazir Ahmed, his wife, and their three daughters. On June 6, the court appointed a caretaker to manage the maintenance of these properties.

The court's recent orders are part of the ongoing efforts by the ACC to investigate and address allegations of corruption and illicit asset accumulation by the former IGP and his family. The seizures represent a significant step in the ACC's broader campaign against corruption and financial impropriety in Bangladesh.

Summary of Seized Assets
Land and Property

  1. 24 katha land in Rupganj
  2. 3 katha land in Uttara
  3. 2 flats on 39.30 katha land in Badda
  4. 25 acres of leased land in Bandarban district
  5. 6 flats in Badabrana PC culture area

Buildings and Shares

  1. 6-storey building in Gulshan
  2. Shares in Citizen Television
  3. Shares in Tower Apparels (Garments)

The ACC continues to monitor and investigate the properties and financial activities of Benazir Ahmed and his family, ensuring that justice is served and public trust is maintained.

   


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