A court on Wednesday sent Afzal Hossain, a suspended accountant of the medical education department under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), to jail in connection with two cases filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) over money laundering and amassing wealth illegally.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate KM Imrul Qayes passed the order after he surrendered to the court on Wednesday.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed separate cases against the employee of the medical education department of DGHS and his wife Rubina Khanam on charges of amassing illegal wealth.
ACC Deputy Director Md Tofiqul Islam filed the two cases with ACC integrated district office, Dhaka 1, accusing the couple of committing the corruption.
ACC sources said the anti-graft body filed a case accusing Afzal and his wife on charges of money laundering of Tk 263,76,81,175 and concealing information of wealth worth Tk 5,90,28,926 and amassing wealth worth Tk 1,51,23,044 beyond the known sources of income.
ACC also filed another case against Afzal Hossain on charges of money laundering of Tk 20,74,32,032.12, concealing information of wealth worth Tk 2,01,19,785 and amassing wealth worth Tk 4,79,34,449 beyond known sources of income.
The health ministry suspended Afzal Hossain on charges of corruption.