Jannatul Ferdousi Rupa faces allegations of earning wealth beyond her known sources of income
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned Deputy Attorney General Jannatul Ferdousi Rupa for questioning as part of its probe into the alleged accumulation of wealth beyond her known sources of income.
On 28 October, ACC Deputy Director Mohammad Ibrahim sent a notice to Rupa, asking her to appear before the investigators on November 4 at the Segunbagicha headquarters of the graft watchdog.
According to the ACC letter, Rupa faces allegations of corruption, irregularities, abuse of power and collusion with controversial contractor GK Shamim to help him get bail secretly from the High Court in an arms and drug case. The ACC wants to take her statement in this regard.
Speaking to The Business Standard, Rupa said, "A quarter is running these propaganda against me as part of a conspiracy. I wrote a letter to the Chief Justice in March to take action against the propagandists."
According to sources, in March this year, the High Court granted six months' bail to GK Shamim, an expelled leader of Juba League, in an arms and drug case.
Later, when the matter came to light on March 7, there was a lot of discussion and criticism. Later on March 8, the Chief Justice cancelled GK Shamim's bail.
Deputy Attorney General Jannatul Ferdousi Rupa was the state counsel for the bench of the High Court from which GK Shamim was granted bail.
Later, it was reported in various media that Jannatul Ferdousi had arranged the bail for GK Shamim in exchange for a large sum of money.
Although she told the media at that time that she had nothing to do with it. "The Attorney General's Office did not know about the bail application. Apart from this, there was a distortion in the name of GK Shamim. In the bail application, his name was written as SM Golam Kibria Shamim."