HC wants details of money launderers by Dec 17

DHAKA, Nov 22, 2020 (BSS) – The High Court (HC) today ordered the officials concerned including Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary and Bangladesh Bank Governor to submit by December 17 the details about the persons laundering money abroad.

A High Court division virtual bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order on suo moto, issuing a rule in this regard, ACC counsel Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan said.

The court came up with the order after taking into cognizance reports of money laundering those were published in different national dailies recently.

“The court today issues an interim order and a rule. In the rule, the court asked as to why it shall not declare illegal the inaction of the respondents in taking action against the money launderers. The court asked ACC Chairman, Secretaries of Home and Foreign Affairs Ministries, Bangladesh Bank authorities, Financial Intelligence Unit, NBR Chairman and Dhaka Deputy Commissioner to reply the rule within four weeks, ” Advocate Khan said.

The court set December 17 to pass further order in this regard.



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