Dhaka, Bangladesh
ACC okays graft charge against Latif Siddiqui

ACC okays graft charge against Latif Siddiqui

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Thursday approved submission of charge-sheet in a corruption case filed against two persons including former Jute and Textiles Minister Abdul Latif Siddiqui. Assistant director of the commission Md Aminul Islam filed the case with Adamdhighi Police Station in Bogra accusing Latif Siddiqui and one Begum Jahanara Rashid on October 17 in 2017. In accordance with the case details, Latif Siddiui misusing his power vested upon him as Jute and Textiles minister sold 2.38 acre of land to Jahanara Rashid flouting the rule of selling government property from 2010 to 2012, reports BSS. With selling the land at Taka 23.94 lakh instead of its real price of Taka 64.63 lakh, Siddiqui made a crime of criminal breach of trust and a loss of Taka 40.69 lakh to the public exchequer.

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