ACC foils bid to launder Tk 90m

Staff Correspondent

31 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday has foiled the attempt of DGHS’s administration officer Munshi Sajjad Hossain’s brother Munshi Faruk Hossain to launder Tk 90 million.

The Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of Bangladesh Bank froze the fund following an emergency letter from the ACC, said ACC Director (Public relation) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.

The anti-graft body in a letter signed by its deputy assistant director Md Shajahan Miraz asked the BFIU to freeze the money in Faruk Hossain's bank account.

ACC also requested Bangladesh Bank to freeze the transactions of all accounts, FDR, saving certificates of Health official Munshi Sajjad Hossain, his brothers Munshi Faruk Hossain and Munshi Abdullah Al Mamun and their business firms.

ACC in the letter said they received information that Munshi Faruk Hossain, owner of Ahad enterprise, was trying to withdraw Tk 90 million of his FDR money from the Ibrahimpur branch of Prime Bank Limited to launder the fund.