Case filed against retired Colonel Shahid and his family

Desk Report: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against retired Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan and his wife and daughter on charges of illegal assets worth around Tk 40 crore. Retired Colonel. Shaheed Uddin Khan convicted in income tax evasion case.

According to various sources, Shahid is currently living in the UK with his family.

Jalal Uddin Ahmed, deputy director of the ACC’s Dhaka Integrated District Office-1, filed the case on Thursday (April 26). A senior ACC source confirmed the matter to Dhaka Post.

The accused in the case are – retired Colonel. Shahid Uddin Khan, his wife Farzana Anjum Khan and his two daughters Shewtaz Munasi Khan and Barisha Pinaj Khan.

According to the statement, the ACC investigation Colonel. Evidence has been found against Shaheed Uddin Khan and his family for acquiring assets worth a total of 39 crore 63 lakh 40 thousand. Among the illegal assets are a flat in Baridhara of the capital, FAS Finance and Investment Limited with FDR of Tk 26 crore and FDR of Tk 5 crore in Eastern Bank. The ACC investigation did not find any valid source. Earlier, the ACC had issued a notice seeking an account of the assets against him after finding preliminary evidence of illegal assets. But it is learned that no assets have been submitted to the ACC by Shahid Khan.

Earlier, the court sentenced retired Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan to nine years in prison in a case of income tax evasion worth Tk 168 million. Judge Mohammad Nazrul Islam of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 gave the verdict on December 20, 2020. He has been on the run ever since.

According to the case, Assistant Tax Commissioner Sheikh Ali Hasan filed a case against retired Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan in a Dhaka court on September 25, 2019 on charges of evading income tax of Tk 16 crore 8 lakh 40 thousand 106 in three financial years. The charges were framed on September 26 of that year.

Sources further said that retired Colonel Shahid Uddin Khan has committed the crime of income tax evasion by concealing the information of income of Tk 74 lakh 13 thousand 98 in the financial year 2014-15. And in the 2016-17 financial year, Shahid Uddin Khan was accused of evading income tax by concealing information of income of 9 crore 25 lakh 12 thousand 600 taka. In the 2016-17 financial year, Shahid Uddin Khan was accused of concealing information about his income of 6 crore 8 lakh 14 thousand 221 taka. Eleven witnesses in the case were produced in court by the state.

The plaintiff in the case, Assistant Tax Commissioner Sheikh Ali Hasan, said in his statement that the accused Shahid Uddin Khan, despite being a retired military officer, had withheld information about his actual income and expenditure and assets. He has concealed the information of real income and assets by giving false information in filing income tax return. And he did not file income tax return in 2018-19 financial year. According to the information in the RG of the case, Shahid Uddin Khan had deposited 1 crore 30 lakh 15 thousand 132 rupees as eight banks in the 2015 financial year.

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