The High Court on Thursday gave the government and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) more time until February 28 for the submission of detailed reports on government officials, politicians, businessmen and others involved in laundering of money abroad, including Canada and Malaysia.
The HC bench comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel set the new deadline as the government and the ACC sought more time.
Attorney General AM Amin Uddin and ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan failed to submit the lists of money-launderers to the court on Thursday as directed by the court on November 22.
The High Court directive came in the wake of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen’s remarks that he had received information from an unofficial channel that many Bangladeshis bought luxurious houses in a neighbourhood called ‘Begum Para’ at Toronto in Canada for millions of dollars laundered from Bangladesh in violation of the law of the land.
The wives and children of a section of Bangladeshi millionaires mainly live in Begum Para’s houses in Toronto.
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