ACC approves case filing against Nasir Group chief
28 January 2015, Nirapad News: The Anti-Corruption Commission has approved the filing of a case against 10 people including the Nasir Group chief, Nasir Uddin Biswas, for their alleged involvement in money laundering and tax evasion.
The other accused are Nasir Group General Manager (Import) Alfaz Uddin, GM (Marketing & Sales) Shamim Ahmed, GM (Accounts & Finance) Sidddiqur Rahman, Assistant GM (Purchase) Mobaidul Islam and Cashier Mohammed Shamim, officials of AJ Money Changer Saiful Biswas and Mohammed Emdadul, Hundi businessman Firoj Ahmed and his son Adil Ahmed.
On December 20 last year, the inquiry official SM Rafiqul Islam recommended filing a case against them and submitted an inquiry report to the commission.
According to the report, the suspects laundered around Tk100 crore (Tk60 crore, $400,000 and 300,000 euro) to the USA, Hong Kong, Switzerland and China during 2010-2013.
The investigation by ACC Assistant Director SM Rafiqul also found that by changing Harmonised System or HS codes of imported products and giving large amounts of bribes to tax officials, the Nasir Group had evaded around Tk500 crore to Tk700 crore in taxes.
Earlier last year, the inquiry official went to the Nasir Group chairman’s office to interrogate him; but Nasir Uddin Biswas and nine others later ignored an ACC summon on December 15.