Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has started a probe into bank accounts of leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam which let loose violence in different parts of the country.
It has sought for information as to the accounts of 24 persons and 30 madrasas having links to extremism.On March 31, BFIU issued notice asking banks to send information within five working days.
The authorities have initiated the probe proceedings at a time when countrymen saw mayhem allegedly committed by the fundamental outfit and atrocities of its leaders.
At least 13 people were killed and hundreds injured as Hefajat men clashed with law enforcers in various places including Brahmanbaria, Chattogram and Kishoreganj.
BFIU asked banks to provide details of all accounts belonging to specific persons and madrasas in order to know sources of money and mode of expenditure.
Hefajat-e-Islam Ameer Junayed Babunagari, Secretary General Nur Hossain Kasemi, Vice President Mahfuzul Haque, its Finance Secretary Monir Hossain Kasemi, Bangladesh Khelafat Majlish Ameer Moulana Islami Nurpori and Secretary General Mamunul Haque are the persons being scanned.
BFIU has sought for account details of Islami Andolan Bangladesh Ameer Syed Mohammad Rezaul Karim, Secretary General Syed Faizul Karim and Bangladesh Imam and Musolli Oikya Parishad Secretary General at Demra Mahmudul Hasan Siraji.Besides, accounts involving 11 people at the helm of 11 madrasas located in Narayanganj and Brahmanbaria are being scrutinised.