ACC sues former Passport DG

Travel ban on 10 Biman officials

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against Abdul Mabud, a former Director General (DG) of the Directorate of Passport, and his wife on charges of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 5 crore.

Meanwhile, the ACC also imposed travel bans against 10 present and former officials of the national flag carrying Biman Bangladesh Airlines on allegation of embezzling Tk 118 crore. 

According to the ACC, hailing from Kandarpapur village of Nizampur union under Sharsha upazila in Jashore district, Abdul Mabud, who was an officer of the first batch of the Bangladesh Police Services, was an additional Inspector General of Police. He retired on December 14, 2014 as the DG of Passport. After the retirement, he is currently working as a director of a bank.

ACC officials said before joining as the DG of the Directorate of Passport, his wife Nasima Khan had only four accounts in different banks. But, immediate after he had joined as the DG of Passport, they started opening many accounts with different banks. 

The ACC in its investigation also found several crores of Taka in different banks, said the ACC officials.

Meanwhile, the ACC imposed travel bans against 10 present and former officials of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines with the approval by the court. 

ACC officials said they already forwarded the decision of the ACC to the Additional Inspector General of Police (SB), Superintendent of Police (Immigration) and OC (Immigration) of Shahjalal International Airport.

The ACC officials concerned said travel bans have been imposed against Arif Ullah, Acting General Manager (Sales) of the Cargo Branch of Biman, two former General Managers of the same branch--Ali Ahsan and Shamsul Karim, Muhammad Aslam Parvez, District Manager of Nilphamari district, Commercial Supervisor Promitosh Talukder, Commercial Officer Riad Soleman, Commercial Supervisor (Marketing) Ashraful Alam, former UK Country Manager Shafiqul Islam and Sylhet District Manager Enayet Hossain.