ACC to intensify mobile banking transaction scanning



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com, Dhaka
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The Anti-Corruption Commission will intensify its monitoring of potential transactions of bribery through mobile financial services.

Chairman of the commission Iqbal Mahmood disclosed the plan at a meeting with top executives of mobile financial service providers at ACC headquarters on Thursday (Nov 21).

He said it is necessary to ensure that no one can transact bribery or finance militancy through mobile banking channels.

“We’ve receive many complaints that criminals are committing offences by using this type of channels. We want to prevent bribe transactions and money laundering on mobile banking through systematic development,” the ACC chairman said.

bKash Chief Executive Officer Kamal Quadir told the ACC chief that they keep all their transaction records properly which they will give to the commission whenever it asks for.

Top executives of the mobile financial service providers said they inform the authorities concerned whenever any suspicious transactions take place.

Rocket Senior Vice-president Abedur Rahman Shikder, bKash Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Humayun Kabir, Bangladesh Bank General Manager Md Mezbaul Haque, Bangladesh Post Office Director General SS Bhadra, ACC Directors General Anam Al Firoz and AKM Sohel, Directors Meer Md Joynul Abedin Shily and Golam Shahriar Chowdhury also spoke at the meeting.