ACC questioning business tycoon Moosa
28 January 2015, Nirapad News: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday started questioning controversial business tycoon and DATCO Group chairman Moosa Bin Shamsher facing charges of amassing wealth in an unexplained way.
The questioning began at 11:00 am at the ACC headquarters.
On January 13, the ACC had sent a letter to Moosa asking him to face a team of investigators to explain his position, said ACC Public Relations Officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.
Moosa was scheduled to be questioned on January 13 but he sought time, saying that he had been suffering from death phobia, high blood pressure and diabetes.
A DATCO Group representative had submitted an application along with a medical certificate to the Commission on behalf of Moosa.
Responding to an ACC directive, Moosa earlier submitted his asset accounts statement to the Commission on June 7, 2015, mentioning his wealth worth US$ 12 billion.
On December 14, 2014, the national anti-graft body also interrogated Moosa and he claimed that a huge amount of his money remains frozen in Swiss bank.
Moosa featured in cover stories of The Sunday Telegraph Magazine (London) and many other business magazines, including Business Asia, revealing that he has accumulated wealth worth about US$ 7 billion.
Considering the reports published in international media about his lifestyle, income and income sources, the ACC on November 3, 2014, decided to launch a probe against him who is believed to have made his fortune selling arms during the Iran-Iraq war.
Moosa, a pioneer of manpower export from Bangladesh, has drawn flak for purportedly being a prominent name in the international arms industry during the 1970s and 1980s.
It is alleged that Moosa has a Swiss bank account with US$ 7 billion frozen in it because of ‘irregular’ transactions.