NBR asks banks to freeze accounts of Omar Faroque, his family

Staff Correspondent

22 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Monday asked all banks to freeze the accounts of removed Jubo League Chairman Omar Faroque Chowdhury, his wife Sheikh Sultana Rekha, sons Abid Chowdhury, Muktadir Ahmed Chowdhury and Istiak Ahmed Chowdhury.

Earlier on October 3, Bangladesh Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit asked the banks and financial institutions to send information on the bank accounts of Omar Faroque within three working days.

On Sunday evening, Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina relieved Omar

Faroque Chowdhury of his duties as chairman of the ruling party’s youth front, Jubo League.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Awami League chief and central leaders of Jubo League at Ganabhaban. Omar Faroque Chowdhury was not invited to the meeting.

The decision came at a time when the ruling party’s youth front is going through a severe image crisis for the involvement of its top leaders with casinos and corrupt improprieties.

In the 47 year history of Jubo League, 71 year old Omar Faroque was the oldest chairman. He secured the post at the age of 64 in 2012.