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Former PSC driver Abed Ali owns assets worth Tk 500m

Staff Correspondent: Former Public Service Commission (PSC) driver Syed Abed Ali has amassed assets valued at over Tk 500 million, including a six-storey building, three flats in Dhaka, and a car. Additionally, he owns a duplex house in his village in Madaripur.
During preliminary questioning by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police, Ali revealed these assets. However, CID officials believe he possesses even more undisclosed properties.
Syed Abed Ali and his university-attending son, Syed Sohanur Rahman, were apprehended from their flat on WASA Road in Shewrapara, Dhaka, on Monday. They were accused of involvement in leaking exam papers for the position of deputy assistant engineer at Bangladesh Railway. Alongside them, two PSC deputy directors, a PSC assistant director, and 15 others were arrested in connection with the paper leak. A CID official filed charges against them under the Public Service Commission Act on Tuesday morning.
Sohanur Rahman, who served as the relief and disaster management affairs secretary of Dhaka South City Chhatra League, was removed from his position on Monday following his arrest.
Locals in the WASA Road area of West Shewrapara, under the Mirpur police station, revealed that Abed Ali resides in a flat on the fifth floor of a nine-storey building named Bismillah Tower. The building’s security guard, Sohel Khan, confirmed that Ali lives there with his wife, two sons, and daughter. When approached by a journalist, Ali’s family declined to speak.
Residents claimed that Ali previously owned five apartments in the building, selling two a few months ago and retaining three. During police questioning, Ali admitted to owning two flats on the fifth floor and one on the fourth floor of Bismillah Tower, along with a six-storey building in Pikepara and substantial cash deposits in various banks.
Ali also confessed that he had leaked exam papers to around 3,100 candidates for the position of junior instructors at polytechnic institutes by the end of the previous year, resulting in their employment.
A PSC source disclosed that Ali used a fake address from Sirajganj, instead of his actual home district of Madaripur, when securing his job at the PSC. He was suspended in 2014 after being found guilty of involvement in question paper leaks. Two years ago, Abed Ali began frequenting his hometown in Dasar Upazila of Madaripur, aspiring to become the chairman of the Dasar Upazila Parishad. Despite the election schedule not yet being announced, he has been actively campaigning, using a luxurious car to promote his candidacy.

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