Cases filed against Yusuf Mridha, Omor Faruq for corruption

Yusuf Ali Mridha and Omar Faruq Talukder

The Anti-Corruption Commission has filed two separate cases on Tuesday against key figures of railwaygate scandal Yusuf Ali Mridha and Omar Faruq Talukder on charge of possessing a huge quantity of wealth illegally.

সুরঞ্জিতের গদিপ্রীতি; রাষ্ট্রীয়ভাবে দুর্নীতি’র পালন

Among the cases, one was filed by ACC Deputy Director Rashedur Reja against Faruq and the other by ACC Deputy Director Rezaul Hassan Tarafder against Mridha with the Ramna Police Station, ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told The Daily Star.

Earlier in the day, the ACC gave approval for filing the cases.

ACC Secretary Faizur Rahman officially announced the approval at a press briefing at its Segunbagicha office.

Faruq, assistant personal secretary to the then railway minister Suranjit Sengupta, was sacked and railway general manager (east) Mridha suspended in connection with the recovery of Tk 70 lakh in April.

Faruq was sued for amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 1.03 crore while Mridha for possessing wealth worth Tk 40 lakh, the ACC secretary said.

The ACC also approved filling of a case against Prodip Kumar Das, bench officer of High Court Division of Supreme Court, for achieving wealth worth Tk 19.65 lakh through illegal means.

A case will also be filed against Ranu Biswas, wife of Khushi Mohon Biswas, an additional director of the Department of Narcotic Control, on charge of amassing wealth and property worth Tk 40 lakh, the ACC official said.

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