Saturday, 27 November, 2021

CID submits information on 8 money laundering cases to HC

CID submits information on 8 money laundering cases to HC

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Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Sunday submitted information on eight money laundering cases to the High Court.

Information on these cases under financial crimes investigation and signed by CID Special Superintendent of Police Md Humayun Kabi has been submitted as per the HC order.

The accused in the eight cases are - expelled leaders of Juba League Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, Enamul Haque Arman, Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan, expelled commissioners Mominul Haque Sayeed, Rajib Hossain Rana, Jamal Bhatara, Shariful Islam, Awlad Hossain, Shajahan Bablu, Nazmul Abedin, Sohela Abedin, AKM Jahid Hossain, A&B Outerwear & Norm Outfit & Accessories Ltd. Chittagong’s CEPZ.

The report also mentioned hacking Bangladesh Bank's vault. Unidentified hackers have been accused in the case as well.

It said that a total of 81 million USD was smuggled to the Philippines and 20 million USD to Sri Lanka. Among them, 14.61 million USD was recovered from the Philippines and 20 million USD from Sri Lanka, the report said. The report contains information on money laundered to 6 countries.

Of the eight cases filed, Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and Enamul Haque Arman have been accused of laundering the highest amount of cash, Tk 232,38,53,691 (Tk 232.4 crore) to Singapore.

The investigation report will be submitted to the HC bench headed by Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder next week, confirmed Deputy Attorney General AKM Amin Uddin Manik.

In this regard, AKM Amin Uddin Manik said that earlier the High Court wanted to know about those who smuggled the money abroad so a list has been prepared by CID in this regard. "This list came to us through the IG of the police. I have also sworn an affidavit to submit to the court on the day of hearing (after October 21)," he said.

Earlier on February 27, in the preliminary hearing of the writ petition HC issued a rule asking why no order would be issued to bring back money laundered abroad from various individuals and organizations.

At the same time, the court wanted to know the names and addresses of the money launderers and what action had been taken against them.

On February 1, a writ petition was filed in the concerned branch of the HC seeking directions to take appropriate steps to bring back the money immediately that has been laundered by Bangladeshi individuals and organizations to different foreign banks including the Swiss bank.

Barrister Abdul Qayyum Khan and Advocate Subir Nandi Das filed the writ petition.

In the writ petition, 15 persons including Finance Secretary, Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, Attorney General, Commerce Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Home Secretary, Law Secretary, Anti-Corruption Commission, Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Inspector General of Police were named as defendants.