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Noor Ali skips ACC quizzing
Published : Monday, 26 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 871
Businessmen Noor Ali did not appear before the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) team for quizzing though he has been asked to be present at the ACC headquarters on Sunday. He is learnt to have appealed again for time to appear before the Commission panel.
Till date he has dishonoured summons of the anti-graft watchdog twice.
Pranab Kumar Bhattacharia, Deputy Director of the ACC, said Noor Ali again sought time extension for three months to appear by applying to the Deputy Director, SM Akhtar Hamid Bhuyan, also the Investigation Officer of the probe.
"He sought time extension for the second time," he said.
Noor Ali, Chairman of the Unique Group, sought time extension for collecting related documents to refute the allegations brought against him, he added, and said the Commission will decide on the appeal soon.
Meanwhile, on July 31, the ACC summoned Noor Ali for interrogation over his alleged involvement in the construction of a 30-storied building occupying government land in the capital.
But he then sought three months time extension without appearing before the investigation team but only 25 days was approved by the ACC.
According to the time extension approved, Noor Ali was to appear before the Commission on Sunday.
Noor Ali, also the Managing Director of Borak Real Estate Ltd, constructed a building named Banani DCC-Unique Complex on a 16 katha land of the now defunct Dhaka City Corporation in Banani area in the capital, said an ACC director.
According to the allegation, the DCC constructed a three-storied building on 44 katha land at its own cost in 1997 and the authority later hired Borak Real Estate Ltd to complete the construction work of the 16-story building.
But the Borak Real Estate began the construction of another building without any approval from the DCC, the ACC official said.
Alongside the construction of the 16-story building, the company started building a new structure on the 16 katha of DCC land with the foundation of 30-storey which would house a shopping mall and offices, alleged the official.
The construction firm built the building too close to the DCC's 16-storied building, the official said. Noor Ali was summoned when the construction of the building was completed.