Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has sought banks account details from Nobel laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.
On Thursday BFIU sent a letters to banks seeking information on all types of accounts held by Yunus and credit card transactions by him.
It is clear why such information was being sought.
According to a BFIU source, various agencies have been asked to provide information on the bank transactions of the person concerned. In the case of Yunus, no such organization has sought such information. Bangladesh Bank has requested this information for its own needs.
It is known that in 2016, Bangladesh Bank and the National Board of Revenue (NBR) took information about the bank accounts of Yunus and his family members.
Younus was Managing Director of Grameen Bank since its inception in 1983. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 jointly with Grameen Bank.
However, the government removed him from the post of MD in 2011 due to his retirement age.