Mosaddek Ali Falu, a former adviser of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, and eight other businessmen have been summoned in connection with allegations of money laundering and acquiring wealth beyond the known sources of income.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday issued a letter signed by its Director Syed Iqbal Hossain in this regard.
The anti-graft watchdog asked the accused to appear before its headquarter Segunbagicha office on Wednesday.
The eight other businesspersons are RAK Paints directors Mohammad Amir Hossain, Shaylin Zaman Akbar and Qamar uz Zaman, RAK Consumer Products Director MA Malek, Roza Properties Director Ashfaque Uddin Ahmed, RAK Power Ltd Director Maqsudul Islam, Independent Director of RAK Ceramics Fahimul Haque, and Star Ceramics Director Protima Sarkar.
All of them were summoned for quizzing over the allegations between August 12 and August 14.
However, they sought more time.
On August 16, ACC quizzed RAK Paints Chairman SAK Ekramuzzaman and Julphar Bangladesh Director Syed AK Anwaruzzaman over the allegations.
Earlier on August 2, the commission had asked the Special Branch of police to take steps to prevent the accused from leaving the country.
According to allegation against them, the former BNP leader in collaboration with the eight laundered around $8 million, invested it in offshore companies and amassed wealth worth several crores of taka in illegal offshore investments.
Meanwhile, the commission directed the Bangladesh Bank to collect and provide details of the property and other investments of Falu and two others as they had bought amass property there.