Dhaka, Jun 13 (bdnews24.com)—The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday pressed charges against former BNP MP Hafiz Ibrahim and his wife Mafruza Sultana for laundering money abroad over a period of time starting in 2005.
ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Ibrahim pressed charges in Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court against the couple for laundering $175,000 to their Singapore bank account on finding evidence.
The Magistrate will hold a hearing on a later date.
On Aug 16, 2011, ACC Deputy Director Gholam Shahriar Chowdhury had filed a case with Gulshan police against the couple for laundering $175,000.
Ibrahim is the brother of controversial businessman Giasuddin Al-Mamun, a close associate of BNP's Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman. Mamun is also in jail in a money laundering case filed against him and Tarique.
According to the case statement, Ibrahim and his wife took $175,000 from advisor to Siemens USA Julfikar Ali promising to land him a contract for a project of Teletalk, the state-owned mobile phone company which started operations in December 2004.
The amount was deposited in the bank account of the couple in Singapore, the statement added.