BNP leader Mosharraf charged with corruption

A standing committee member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, has been charged with corruption.

ANI| Last Updated: Aug 14, 2014, 19:54 PM IST

Dhaka: A standing committee member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, has been charged with corruption.
Hossain has been accused of being a part of a money laundering operation, said anti-corruption commission director Nasim Anwar.

The Daily Star quoted him, as further saying that the charge sheet has been submitted to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court of Dhaka.

The former health and family welfare minister is now in jail in connection with the case.

Khandaker has been accused of siphoning off over 9.53 crore Taka to the United Kingdom between 2001 to 2006.

Mosharraf told the investigation officer that he earned the money while studying in the UK between 1970 and 1975 but he failed to show any document about how he had earned the money.