The High Court on Monday asked Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate into the allegations of buying several houses in the US brought against ruling Awami League’s Member of Parliament Md. Abdus Sobhan Golap.
Earlier, on Sunday, a writ petition was filed seeking order to investigate the allegations Abdus Sobhan.
Ruling Awami League lawmaker Abdus Sobhan Miah alias Golap has purchased multiple homes in New York of the United States at a cost of USD 4 million. But he did not declare the information during his parliamentary run in the previous election.
The organised crime and corruption reporting project (OCCRP), a global platform of investigative journalists, broke the news in a report published on its website on 13 January.
According to the report, lawmaker Abdus Sobhan Miah began buying apartments in an upscale building in New York City’s Jackson Heights district in 2014.
Over the next five years, his portfolio came to include nine properties, worth over USD 4 million in total, the report added.
Abdus Sobhan Miah was elected lawmaker from Madaripur-3 constituency in December 2018, with the ticket of Awami League.
He was made the party’s central publication and publicity secretary in the council held on 24 December 2022. He had earlier served the party as its office secretary.