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Court orders freezing of Tareq & Jobaida bank accounts

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Special Correspondent, Barta24.com | 19 April 2019, 07:43AM

Court orders freezing of Tareq & Jobaida bank accounts
Tareq Rahman and Jobaida Rahman, Photo: Collected

Dhaka, (Barta24.com): Bangladesh Court passed an order to freeze three bank accounts of exiled BNP senior vice-chairman Tareq Rahman and Jobaida Rahman maintained in UK.

On Thursday(April18) after hearing the prayer of Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC) the senior special judge  Imrul Kayes passed the order.

All the three bank accounts of Tareq and Jobaida are maintained in Santender Bank UK.

Deputy Director of ACC (money laundering) Akhtar Hamid Bhuyian in his prayer said that there are allegations of money laundering and also investing the laundered money abroad against Tareq Rahman and Jobaida Rahman and an investigation team also has been formed to enquire the allegation.

The matter of transferring an amount of 59 thousand 341.93 pounds to the three accounts of Tareq and Jobaida in Santender bank UK from White and Blue Consultant Lt. is now stalled.

It is learnt that they are trying to transfer the money or trying to hand over it elsewhere. So, if an urgent measure is not taken now then it might be lost. Moreover it is not possible now to confiscate the money in favor of the government according to checking money laundering law section 17. So as per section 14 of money laundering law the accounts should be freezed.

ACC prosecutor Mahmud Hossain(Jahangir) told Barta24.com the order will be sent to the office of the attorney general of UK by the Home Ministry through mutual legal assistance. The attorney general will send the order to the concerned bank for taking actions as per the order of theBangladesh court.