Moudud to sue ACC, its chairman
Reported by: UNB Connect
Reported on: Jul 15, 2012 09:33 pm
Reported in: Politics
Dhaka, July 15 (UNB) – Blaming the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for carrying out a propaganda against him by saying that he bought a house in the UK with illegal money, BNP stalwart Moudud Ahmed on Sunday threatened to sue the anti-graft body.
“The ACC is spreading a propaganda campaign for my character assassination in the name of investigation into a false allegation. I clearly want to say if any case is filed against me on false allegation, I’ll file a defamation case against the ACC and its chairman,” Moudud told reporters.
The BNP leader came up with the warning at a press briefing at his Motijheel private chamber in the city.
Moudud held the briefing following press reports on probe by the ACC into allegations that he bought a house at a cost of 3.60 lakh Pounds in the UK with siphoned off money.
The ACC in a notice on July 4 asked Moudud to appear in its office to face interrogation on the allegation.
As he moved to the court on July 8, the High Court stayed for three months the operation of the ACC notice.
Describing the allegations of having his houses and bank account in the UK as false and fabricated, he said the ACC is providing the media false information despite the High Court’s stay order on its notice on the issue.
Being politically motivated, the ACC sent the notice as part of its activities aimed at assassinating the character of political leaders, said Moudud.
Replying to a query, the BNP standing committee member said the ACC is acting at the government’s dictates. Now the ACC is playing the role of government henchman. “It (ACC) is giving clean certificate to the ruling party men while filing false cases against the opposition men one after another.”